08 May 2008

sustenance


pork and salsa, originally uploaded by McBeth.


The cliché that women, more consistently than men, turn inward for sustenance seems to mean, in practice, that women have richly defined the ways in which imagination creates possibility; possibility that society denies.

-- Patricia Meyer Spacks

06 May 2008

teach him what he is


Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.

-- Pablo Picasso

05 May 2008

soupy politics


chicken pole, originally uploaded by McBeth.


Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all.

-- John W. Gardner

04 May 2008

keep trying


nueva cancion's mini musicians, originally uploaded by McBeth.


Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

-- Samuel Beckett

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