Category Archives: Daily Life
I sing to Owen at bedtime. Mostly old standards… Sentimental Journey, Goodnight My Love, Somewhere over the Rainbow, that sort of thing. What songs do you like to sing to your kids?
Goodnight my love, the tired old moon is descending.
Goodnight my love, my moment with you now is ending.
It was so heavenly, holding you close to me,
It will be heavenly to hold you again in a dream.
The stars above have promised to meet us tomorrow.
‘Til then, my love, how dreary the new day will seem,
So for the present, Dear, we’ll have to part,
Sleep tight my love, goodnight my love,
Remember that you’re mine, Sweetheart.
“What’s wrong with me, ultimately and possibly tragically, is that my will to be entertained is stronger than my will to survive. That I have survived so far with this deficiency is evidence of the strength of my will to survive. Imagine, then, what I’ll do to be entertained… Reputation, sanity, the respect of marriageable men–I’m always willing to risk these things.”
-Jo “Boobs” Weldon
“The secret is that being happy requires effort. It requires REAL intelligence. Anyone can judge someone else, say awful things about them & come up with some bangin’ insult which makes you feel triumphant — for ten seconds, anyway. But it takes real mental discipline & strength to decide to change your mindset, to see the positive in a world which CAN be so messed up. There is absolutely no point in dwelling on the negative, it just sucks you into a downward spiral, & life continues to get messier & more complicated.
The idea of changing how you view the world is a big one. A daunting one, to be sure. Where the hell do you even begin? As with anything big, you have to start with yourself & do the internal work first. There’s an old adage which says something like, “You can’t heal the world if you’re not healed yourself”, & it’s true. It might seem narcissistic or selfish or self-important to decide to tackle your own demons, but it’s really necessary. Otherwise you just end up kicking your own ass & self-sabotaging, & trust me, it gets ugly.”
“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”