19 October 2007

Mom's Words to Live By

"All power is a trust. We are accountable for its exercise. From people and for people all power springs, and all must exist."
-Benjamin Disraeli
The sun is power. It warms, and it burns, it feeds the plants without which we could not live. Yet, for all its power, the sun cannot make so much as a rainbow by itself. For that, it needs the rain, at just the right time and angle.No matter how strong we are - or smart or talented or attractive - we realize our full power only by filtering it through others. Our most meaningful achievements are born of combined efforts. Even when we do something that feels like ours alone - paint a painting, win an award, and hit a home run - there is always a constellation of friends and family and teachers, even enemies, who've been a part of our success.Like the rain's part in the rainbow, the contributions of others do not detract from our achievements, but enhance them and bring them to their fullest light.

11 October 2007

Fleeting Time...

So I have neglected my beloved Foggyland for far too long now. Thinking about what to post next was quite daunting, so I had to think: "What have I been doing lately?" Well, I have been working. That doesn't need a blog post though. I just received yet another random text from the kid (well, man) from the Lodge... bizarre. (Come to think of it, I could start posting his texts to up the humor factor on Foggyland. For example, "While you are thinking about it consider that if u can't suffer my presence there will be plenty of other pretty things to look at..." What?!) So, I have opted to go with a toast. A toast to my new favorite newlyweds... Well, it is actually the Apache Wedding Prayer that they recited at their wedding. But, nonetheless, it is a toast. Went to my good girlfriend's wedding this past weekend in Silver Springs, PA. She got married at the barn at Falling Water... the wedding was unbelievably beautiful and she looked absolutely amazing! Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other. Now you will feel no cold,for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there will be no loneliness, for each of you will be companion to the other. Now you are two persons,but there are three lives before you: his life, her life and your life together. Go now to your dwelling place to enter into your days together. And may all your days be good and long upon the Earth. Cheers to Faith and Gabe on many, many happy years together! xoxo