Saturday, May 2, 2009


"For look: people used to think that the earth was flat. That was true, and still is today, of, say, Paris to Asnieres.

But that does not alter the fact that science demonstrates that the earth as a whole is round, something nobody nowadays disputes.

For all that, people still persist in thinking that life is flat and runs from birth to death.

But life, too, is probably round, and much greater in scope and possibilities than the hemisphere we now know."

(page 370, from THE LETTERS OF VINCENT VAN GOGH, translated by Arnold Pomerans. This is from a letter of June 1888, written to his brother, Theo.)

Dear blog friends, new and old,

With my limited energy, it's all I can do to post on my blog recently. I am grateful for your comments and grateful for your blogs with their beauty, insight and humor. I don't mean to be rude when I don't respond directly to comments recently. Am trying to pace myself. When I had more time and energy, I was spending from 6 to 8 hours each day responding to comments and making comments on other blogs after posting on my blog. I loved doing that! For the time being, I need to work on my book and go back to school so that I can find a job again. Hope your day is a good one!

Kind wishes always,


Zhoen said...

First things first.

Sending good, calm, job finding thoughts.

Dale said...


Do what works, dear. For me, the blogworld has always been a world perfectly free of obligation. Little corners of time: sometimes you have it, sometimes you don't. That's fine.

R.L. Bourges said...

not a problem, am. (and thanks for today's excerpt, it ties right in with my own thinking.)

Good luck with your projects.

The Solitary Walker said...

As Dale said.



gleaner said...

I like this excerpt.

Sending you positive energy for your projects.

Loren said...

Thinking about you and hoping the sunshine will help to revitalize your life, am.

robin andrea said...

Glad to see some sun shining through the clouds. Take care and be well.

Anonymous said...

sun/clouds/ and on. be well. kjm