March 5, 2012

Happy to Blog...Again

Weird title though. Let just say it was kinda difficult for any bloggers for that matter to blog without any dsl connection to the internet. Yes there these broad sticks but I tell you if you have a weak signal it will really take you hours to make a blog and post pictures if you use one. Anyway, enough of that. I am just so happy that everything is okay and I could blog easily now. For starters, I have shared here a month ago of my current favorite book (click here). And now I would like to share with you some of my favorite lines/quotes from the book, Before Ever After. Warning: I do really have a lot to share, so please bear with me... ;)

"I said you weren't inconsequential. No one is. We change at least one person's live just by being born. If you do't believe me, go ask your mother" (Max)

"Which is why I appreciate sundials. They aren't as pretentious. It is the closest we can come to gasping what time really means. It moves on whether you wind it or not. It doesn't have a snooze button you can hit to bargain for an extra 5 minutes. The earth turns, the sun rises and sets, and there is absolutely nothing you or I can do about it" (Max)

"Where we are now is where a lifetime's worth of steps have taken us. Are we early for this moment? Are we late? Should we hurry back to the town house because your watch says so or should we linger as long as we can in the second where we stand? (Max)

"A kiss can be dreadfully terrifying for the males of our species. I'm afraid. Sex is easy. All they really need is a few good thrusts. BUT when they kiss, they open themselves up and let you in. And that my dear, makes some men's balls shrink to the size of raisins." (Rose)

"Yesterday flows into tomorrow,
Tomorrow tips over to yesterday" (Max)

"Most people promise each other forever when they get married. Max and I promised each other NOW because it's breakable and the only thing you can really hold in your hands. (Shelley)

"Everything I should see, I have seen. God has darkened the world outside so that I could see better by the lamp of my memory. Now is the time for me to reflect on the sights of God has chosen for me to remember." (Abbot Thomas)

"Growing old is to be set free. It is a slow and long-simmering process that extracts from you what you are really made of. But it requires acceptance. You cannot put a flailing chicken in a boiling pot. You must accept the heat and the pain with serenity so that the full flavors of you life may be released."
(Abbot Thomas)

"As the body rots, so does the cage that traps us in our worldly concerns. When my legs became too weak to carry my body, I stopped pacing with worry. When my fingers became twisted, I stopped pointing blame. When I lost my sight, I stopped seeing illusions. It may be dark in the pot that I am simmering in, but I can see more clearly than I have ever seen in my life." (Abbot Thomas)

"My dear you might be surprised at how much happiness you can find in the pages of the shortest of love stories. Unlike penises, their length truly does not count." (Rose)

"I have every reason to be sad, but I don't have any reason to mourn. People grieve when things end. NOTHING has ended tonight. One of us has simply gone ahead as we always knew it would have to be." (Rose)

"If you really understand the value of making memories with someone you love, why are you throwing yours away so easily? Everyone had someone to experience the journey with." (Dex)

"Yes, because when I've forgotten everything else, I'll feel that ache...that tightness in my throat...that heaviness in my chest...And I know that I loved a woman once and she loved me back. It's proof that I existed & so did she."

"Dex's and mom's pain was not because their lives were without love. It was because their lives had been drenched in it. She had believed her mom was the saddest person she knew. Now she saw that her mom was, perhaps, also one of the luckiest. She had known a love worth mourning, a love worth remembering."

I hope these lines/quotes inspired you to think about your own life and about the love you have right now...

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