|A Cottage by the Sea||
When all hope for release in the world seems unrealistic and groundless, the heart turns to a way of escape beyond the present order.
On birthdays we celebrate the present. We do not complain about what happened or speculate about what will happen, but we lift someone up and let everyone say: “We love you.”
The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one-eight of it being above water.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.
Desmond Tutu, quoted in www.gratefulness.org
A community is not always an intentional gathering . . . sometimes communities form because unpredictable events and circumstances draw people into shared life intersections.
When walking in the company of two other men I am bound to be able to learn from them. The good points of the one I copy; the bad points of the other I correct in myself.