“They used to dream of steamer trunks and hounds with heirloom markings and lives that were both ever-changing and constant. Lives like forge fires.”
― Kevin Moffett
“We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom.
We lived in the gaps between the stories.”
― Margaret Atwood
“To be mad is to feel with excruciating intensity the sadness and joy of a time which has not arrived or has already been. And to protect their delicate vision of that other time, madmen will justify their condition with touching loyalty, and surround it with a thousand distractive schemes. These schemes, in turn, drive them deeper and deeper into the darkness and light (which is their mortification and their reward), and confront them with a choice. They may either slacken and fall back, accepting the relief of a rational view and the approval of others, or they may push on, and, by falling, arise. When and if by their unforgivable stubbornness they finally burst through to worlds upon worlds of motionless light, they are no longer called afflicted or insane. They are called saints.”
― Mark Helprin
“Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth.”
― Margaret Atwood
“What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.” –Henry Van Dyke
“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.” — James Matthew Barrie
to the house inspection. (September 3, 2007)
“In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.”
(August 24, 2007)
Here is Jordan building the tile countertop.
Here is one of our finished rooms.
“Love truth, and pardon error.” –Voltaire