Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Brian’s Reflection: Thursday, February 3, 2011

A vegetable garden in the beginning looks
so promising and then after all little by
little it grows nothing but vegetables,
nothing, nothing but vegetables.

Oh how often in our lives we limit our vision, limit our choices, limit our loving, limit our respect ….. and then, rather absurdly, we are surprised that all we get is ….. a limited Life.

Everybody gets so much information all day
long that they lose their common sense.

Am I living in a time warp? Or was Gertrude? Dennis and I listen to almost no news. We know there are troubles in the World (we’re cheering on the various rebellions of people against their oppressors!!), but we don’t need to know the gory details over and over again. And we certainly don’t need to know the comments of the pols. Lots of things are TMI. And you know, Gertrude is right: things make more sense!

Generally speaking, everyone is more
interesting doing nothing than doing anything.

True. I have found that people are much more interesting when I just appreciate them for them, and not for what they do, make, believe, etc.

It is funny that men who are supposed to be
scientific cannot get themselves to realise the
basic principle of physics, that action and reaction
are equal and opposite, that when you persecute
people you always rouse them to be strong and stronger.

Witches. Catholics. Blacks. Gays. Hispanics. Muslims. America better pay attention here!

Gertrude Stein, author, poet, thinker, art critic; she
was born on this date, 1874, in Allegheny PA. Lived
and died in Paris.


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