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.
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