Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Still Catchin' Up on June

The quote: "The Buddha did not intend his ideas to become a religion; in fact, he discouraged following any path or advice without testing it personally. His dying words, as it's told, were: 'you must each be a lamp unto yourselves.'" —Perry Garfinkel, "Buddha Rising", National Geographic magazine, Dec. 2005.

The background looked a little "Christmas in June" to me, so what better quote than one from Buddha? Personally, I have a lot of faith, but very little religion. Haven't ever found a religion that "fit", but my faith has never (thankfully) been shaken (tested, yes, ever tested).

The quote: "The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth." —Niels Bohr (1885-1962)

The quote: "A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for." —Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992)

The quote: "Money can't buy happiness, but neither can poverty." —Leo Rosten

The quote: "He who builds a better mousetrap these days runs into material shortages, patent-infringement suits, work stoppages, collusive bidding, discount discrimination—and taxes." —H.E. Martz

I participated in neither of the rides listed...groan.

The quote: "O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet." —St. Augustine (354-430)

The Doobie Brothers concert at Ravinia was great. My only complaint is they nver played "Minute By Minute". I'd been singing that song all day long—maybe they sensed it and thought the universe had had enough. Hmmm...maybe not.

Thanks for reading!


dcpeg said...

NO!!! How could the Doobies leave out Minute By Minute?!?!?!?!? There oughta be a law!

Nan said...

I know. They did play Black Water though, so that made up for it (a little).

dcpeg said...

Check out how our blogs were synchronized today --LOL!!