‘I’ve been thinking Hobbes—‘
‘On a weekend?’
‘Well, it wasn’t on purpose…’
~Calvin & Hobbes (comic strip created by Bill Watterson)
I think we’re all born with a set of preferred activities and talents, but more than that, with an inexplicable inner knowledge of the things we are meant to do and be, the changes we are meant to make in the world.
Such simple words! But words are mighty things;
They cast us down, or lift us up to rest;
They charm and strengthen, till our angel sings
The last of all the life-songs, and the best.
~Sarah Doudney, Some Words
If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you’ve probably figured out that I’m a fan of quotations. Continue reading
“And suddenly, those tired of the world were falling on their knees to drink from the rain that was dripping through the crack in the heart that belonged to everyone.”
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A hundred years from now? All new people.
Unfortunately, I saw this post after the trash had been collected this week, but there’s always next week…
What do you think the most thankless job in America is? I had my own idea but decided to take an informal poll among friends, family, and of course Facebook. It turns out, garbage collectors won by a landslide. I can’t say I was surprised. From Thanksgiving to Christmas, we create an additional one million tons of waste, which is a whopping 25% more that our collectors have to pick up and haul away.
These are people that are part of our lives, in our backyards or front sidewalk, taking away all our decay, the stuff we don’t want or no longer serves us. Yet even though these guys are in my living space every week, I really had no idea what they might look like or what their names were. I started to wonder so I woke up early one Friday morning and waited for them to roll down…
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