Barbara Tuchman

"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill." -- Barbara Tuchman


Chopin Excerpt

There is nothing I love more than excerpts from books.  Excerpts that may be a paragraph but within that paragraph so much wisdom, feeling, or movement.  Here is one I found while writing a paper in college by Kate Chopin.

The Awakening by Kate Chopin chapter XXVIII

The Awakening, Chapter 28



This statement from Fitzgerald is a beautiful one.  Honestly KNOWING the other person you are in love with is important.

I have met many couples who have been married for years who say, “Don’t get engaged too early and don’t get married too early.”   Today the 20 something-year-olds are rushed so quickly into engagement.   I honestly don’t think 6 months or even a year is enough to know, hey I wanna spend the REST OF MY LIFE WITH YOU. (speaking from a 9 month relationship experience)

Now I will say for those couples who don’t agree and are already married or engaged more power to you, I am glad you found your someone. But to those who are still in a relationship and pondering these things or to someone is devastated for not being engaged by 25…IT’S OKAY!

Take your time.  Binding yourself to one person is a big deal.
That’s my rant for the day thanks to Fitzgerald!

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Alice Walker

“I feel the furies, the shrieking voices, wrap their coils around my neck.  But rather than allowing myself to choke, I become a part of the shrieking and rise from around my own neck exactly as if I were wind.  I  blow and blow about the court, building toward explosion.”     -Alice Walker (Possessing The Secret of Joy)