Commonplace Book 16

As I prepped this post, I notice I was probably reading the Horse and his boy, and just had my commonplace book open, which doesn’t happen to me very much. So here we go. (“Hullo,” thought Shasta. “Although they’re king and queen, they’re brother and sister, not married to one another.”) – The Horse and…… Continue reading Commonplace Book 16

Coommonplace Book 15

The five senses are the ministers of the soul. – Leonardo Da Vinci Who would believe that so small a space could contain the images of the whole universe [the brain] – Leonardo Da Vinci “But it is said: Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.…… Continue reading Coommonplace Book 15

Commonplace Book 14

I don’t have anything against work. I just figure, why deprive somebody who really enjoys it? -Unknown Whoever said to be of good cheer for Christmas is here never tried to keep a poinsettia alive. -E.E. Smith Magical music never leaves the memory. -Thomas Beechorn Friendship is the only cement that will even hold the world…… Continue reading Commonplace Book 14

Commonplace Book 13

Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them. -Chinese Proverb Just living is not enough, said the butterfly. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower. – H.C. Anderson He who plants a garden plants happiness. -Chinese Proverb If animals had reason, they would act just as ridiculous as we…… Continue reading Commonplace Book 13

Commonplace Book Bonus

What is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of every thing. – Hellen Hays Great persons are able to do great kindnesses. -Ceruantes For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; to cheer you on the bumpy way to…… Continue reading Commonplace Book Bonus

Commonplace Book 12

This is actually one passage today, considering it’s so long. From Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express, which I am reading for the first time.   The other looked at him shrewdly. “Name your figure, then,” he said. Poirot shook his head. “You do not understand, Monsieur. I have been very fortunate…… Continue reading Commonplace Book 12

Commonplace Book – 11

Hockey players wear numbers because you can’t always identify the body with dental records. -Anonymus   To love what you do and feel that it matters – how could anything be more fun? -Katherine Graham   The touch of love is lit in the kitchen. -French Proverb   Knowledge is a treasure but practice is…… Continue reading Commonplace Book – 11