October 29, 2010

It's okay if you get hurt. You were designed to heal.
...I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you... 2 Kings 20:5

October 28, 2010

It's as if she said to herself:

      Well, life is not just a business of standing on dry land
      and occasionally getting your feet wet.

           It is merely an illusion that some of us stand on one
           bank and some on the opposite.

               So long as we stand like that we are not living at
               all, but dreaming.

                  So jump, jump in, and let the shock wake us up.

                      Even if we drown, at least for a moment or two
                      before we die we shall be awake and alive.

from The Jewel in the Crown by Paul Scott

October 27, 2010

To get from one place to the other you could not cross by a bridge, but had to take your courage in your hands and enter the flood and let yourself be taken with it, lead where it may. 

from The Jewel in the Crown by Paul Scott

October 22, 2010

do you know what grasshoppers do?

Spotted the grasshopper as I moved in for a closer look at the bright berries on this little plant.