The World is Never Simple

“But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong nor the breathing of someone who lay beside you in the moonlight.”

**Ernest Hemmingway

Happy Birthday to Me!

“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”
William Shakespeare

But I’m not sure going back to babyhood would be better

“Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.”

**Mark Twain

There are NEVER enough Bookshelves

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.

**Anna Quindlen

And I Rage for Them, Poor Darlings

It usually starts as fear, but given enough time, that fear will turn to rage. And it’s a rage that never burns out.

“The abandoned infant’s cry is rage, not fear.”

**Robert Wilson

Even the Idiots We Love

In honor of a student, who wants so desperately to stand out as a man but worries so much about making mistakes in the process. **DB

“Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.”

**Antigone

Don’t Remind Me

There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory.
**Marcus Proust