Monday, October 31, 2016

Crayola Bombs and Clones

Hi Friends - Yet again, I have run out of time this weekend to finish my normal Monday post. Hey, at least I started it. I'm serious about this clone thing. I am willing to pay you with endless homemade brownies. Real ones, not the gluten free kind. You get me? NORMAL brownies. All this can be yours if you get me some clone assistance over here.

In the meantime, here are some thoughts from wise people who didn't need clones to help them write their weekly blog post.


It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.
 - Albert Einstein

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
 - Eric Hoffer

All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.
 - James Thurber

Then it was as if I suddenly saw the secret beauty of their hearts,
The depths where neither sin nor desire can reach,
The person that each one is in God's eyes.
If only they could see themselves as they really are.
If only we could see each other that way,
There would be no reason for war, for hatred, for cruelty...
I suppose the big problem would be that
We would fall down and worship each other.
 - Thomas Merton

Self respect cannot be hunted. It cannot be purchased. It is never for sale. It cannot be fabricated out of public relations. It comes to us when we are alone, in quite moments, in quiet places, when we suddenly realize that, knowing the good, we have done it; knowing the beautiful, we have served it; knowing the truth we have spoken it.
 - Whitney Griswold

Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air - explode softly - and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into air. Floating down to earth - boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn't go cheap, either - not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world in imagination.
 - Robert Fulghum

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