October 31, 2010


happy halloween

October 30, 2010

look up

(And then you start thinking of airplanes and recent trips and visits and time and space and people you miss.)

October 29, 2010

October 21, 2010


We have had terrible experience of the psychic power which can produce effects such as the possession by devils of a whole people. But we have less experience of the psychic powers which console and strengthen and fill our minds with peace, which encourage the despairing and drive out hatred and envy and the will to hurt others. Although, thank God, most of us have known someone with this psychic power, though perhaps it seemed to us to have only a small field of activity - a family, a circle of friends, at the best a people. But perhaps we are wrong; perhaps the power which proceeds from good men and women is too subtle for us with our limited abilities to understand. Perhaps its waves are like the light-waves and sound-waves of which our eyes and ears only perceive a small part.

-Sigrid Undset, Catherine of Siena

October 19, 2010

October 16, 2010

October 14, 2010

this sentence snuck up on me

The good Jesus, then, has taught us a sublime method of prayer, and begged that, in this our life of exile, we may be like the angels, if we endeavour, with our whole might, to make our actions conform to our words - in short, to be like the children of such a Father, and the brethren of such a Brother.

- The Way of Perfection by St. Teresa of Avila

I'm not deeply religious, but that strikes me as a nice way of putting things. I think I have a new favorite book.

girl with dog

leaves and rocks

October 13, 2010


I need to pray more.

October 10, 2010

October 6, 2010

October 4, 2010

mirror neurons

Happy thoughts. Happy thoughts. Happy thoughts.