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John William Tuohy lives in Washington DC

I wish you all (A late) Merry Christmas



Zen is a liberation from time

 “Zen is a liberation from time. For if we open our eyes and see clearly, it becomes obvious that there is no other time than this instant, and that the past and the future are abstractions without any concrete reality.” Alan W. Watts


The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves,



“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”    Thomas Merton


Nobody ever became a writer just by wanting to be one.

“Nobody ever became a writer just by wanting to be one. If you have anything to say, anything you feel nobody has ever said before, you have got to feel it so desperately that you will find some way to say it that nobody has ever found before, so that the thing you have to say and the way of saying it blend as one matter—as indissolubly as if they were conceived together.”— F. Scott Fitzgerald, in a letter to his daughter Scottie (1936)


No Time To Say Goodbye: A Memoir of Life in Foster Care: In any social revolution

No Time To Say Goodbye: A Memoir of Life in Foster Care: In any social revolution: “In any social revolution there are times when the tailwinds of triumph and fulfillment favor us, and other times when strong headwinds of...

No Time To Say Goodbye: A Memoir of Life in Foster Care: People have a hard time letting go of their suffer...

No Time To Say Goodbye: A Memoir of Life in Foster Care: People have a hard time letting go of their suffer...: “People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.”   Thích Nh ấ...

No Time To Say Goodbye: A Memoir of Life in Foster Care: Trauma from foster care

No Time To Say Goodbye: A Memoir of Life in Foster Care: Trauma from foster care: I keep reopening my wounds hoping to get different results each time, but really I am just giving myself a thousand different ways to feel ...

No Time To Say Goodbye: A Memoir of Life in Foster Care: Life after foster care

No Time To Say Goodbye: A Memoir of Life in Foster Care: Life after foster care: “Those who escape hell, however, never talk about it & nothing much bothers them after that.”Charles Bukowski

No Time To Say Goodbye: A Memoir of Life in Foster Care: The best things

No Time To Say Goodbye: A Memoir of Life in Foster Care: The best things: Good things come to those who believe Better things come to those who are patient The best things come to those who don’t give up. ...

No Time To Say Goodbye: A Memoir of Life in Foster Care: Sample chapters, 1,2 and 3

No Time To Say Goodbye: A Memoir of Life in Foster Care: Sample chapters, 1,2 and 3:                                            NO TIME TO SAY GOODBYE. Chapter One Do you think, because I am poor, obscure...

Happiness

“No one’s happiness but my own is in my power to achieve or to destroy. -Ayn Rand”





The best

Good things come to those who believe
Better things come to those who are patient

The best things come to those who don’t give up.


Art

“Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.” Stella Adler

Forgiveness

Forgiveness doesn’t change the darkness that happened but it does brighten your future.



simplicity

                            There is beauty in simplicity.


Good question


It snowed here yesterday so Bart the Dog and I went out for a walk, saw an eagle.......







Opportunity




To live this life to its fullest

To live this life to its fullest, to be completely involved in our existence means to continually start over again. It is the decision to experience each moment as completely new and fresh which leads us to a life of intellectual and personnel struggle by choice. To live the examined life is to be willing to die over and over again. 


Destiny



Destiny, said William Jennings, is not a matter of chance; but a matter of choice. Our destiny is up to us. Circumstances doesn’t have a damn thing to do with it, we do. We have that power.


G.K. Chesterton

“Do not be so open-minded that your brains fall out.” G.K. Chesterton


Here is the secret to the meaning of life.

Here is the secret to the meaning of life. The secret is that life has no meaning, not on it’s own anyway. You and I however, we have born with a meaning, with a purpose which we are required to apply to this life. The answer to the question is you and I.


Why is life worth living?

"Why is life worth living? It’s a very good question. There are certain things I guess that make it worthwhile. For me, I would say Groucho Marx, to name one thing. And Willie Mays and the 2nd movement of the Jupiter Symphony and Louis Armstrong, recording of Potato Head Blues. Swedish movies, naturally; Sentimental Education by Flaubert. Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, those incredible Apples and Pears by Cezanne. The crabs at Sam Wo’s, Tracy’s face." Woody Allen


Groucho
Willie Mays
The 2nd movement of the Jupiter Symphony 
Louis Armstrong, Potato Head Blues.

Swedish movies

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/34828/34828-h/34828-h.htm

Those incredible Apples and Pears by Cezanne.
Tracy's face