woensdag, november 19, 2008

It is what it is

I was at a lovely wedding a couple of weeks ago and this was read. Somethng for my notebook annd something for the blog. I will add my own thoughts to the blog again. But as we say in dutch. Better good stolen then badly created..


It Is What It Is

It is
madness
says reason
It is what it is
says love

It is unhappiness
says caution
It is nothing but pain
says fear

It has no future
says insight
It is what it is
says love

It is ridiculous
says pride
It is foolish
says caution

It is impossible
says experience
It is what it is
says love.

Erich Fried

I got some hope in my mail..

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world.Either we have hope within us or we don't;it is a dimension of the soul,and it's not essentially dependent on some particular observation of the world or estimate of the situation.

Hope is not prognostication. It is an orientation of the spirit, an orientation of the heart; it transcends the world that is immediately experienced, and is anchored somewhere beyond its horizons.

Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather, an ability to work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed. The more propitious the situation in which we demonstrate hope, the deeper the hope is.

Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.


Vaclav Havel

maandag, november 03, 2008

There are so many things

on my want to do list! But they get overtaken often by the things on the have to do list.. But Sewing baby hats just for Mama to Mama has just moved up on both lists. What a lovely idea!