|A Cottage by the Sea||
Mathematics is the rule of reason and common sense, but faith and hope is the rule of the spiritual.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.
You can only go halfway into the darkest forest; then you are coming out the other side.
I have most invariably found that the very feeling which has seemed to me most private, most personal and, hence, most incomprehensible by others, has turned out to be an expression for which there is a resonance in many people. It has led me to believe that what is most personal and unique in each of us is probably the very element which would, if it were shared and expressed, speak most deeply to others.
To be human is to be lonely. To be human, however, is also to respond. The human person has always responded to this pain.
In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way
I have to go to bed by day.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The Duomo, Florence
Each of us must construct the small ways that will scaffold our silence. In the end we must simply practice. Experience builds experience. We must just do it.