Monthly Archives: November 2020

Quote for the Week

I am grateful for what I am & have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite — only a sense of existence. Well, anything for variety. I am ready to try this for the next 1000 years, & exhaust it. How sweet to think of! My extremities well charred, and my intellectual part too, so that there is no danger of worm or rot for a long while. My breath is sweet to me. O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it — for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.

Henry David Thoreau, in a letter to Harrison Gray Otis Blake (6&7 December 1856), as published in The Correspondence of Henry David Thoreau (1958), p. 444; also published in Letters to Various Persons (1865), p. 145, but with a line within this appearing in what has become its most quoted form as “I am ready to try this for the next ten thousand years, and exhaust it.” Courtesy of Wikiquote.

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande for the Weekend

Because it’s been way too long since we’ve had some Gaga around here! 😉

Quote for the Week

Everything abstract is ultimately part of the concrete. Everything inanimate finally serves the living. That is why every activity dealing in abstraction stands in ultimate service to a living whole.

–Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross), Essays on Women; courtesy of Wikiquote.

Sarah McLachlan Live for the Weekend

Quote for the Week

Because today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups…So I ask, in my writing, What is real? Because unceasingly we are bombarded with pseudo-realities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms. I do not distrust their motives; I distrust their power. They have a lot of it. And it is an astonishing power: that of creating whole universes, universes of the mind. I ought to know. I do the same thing.

–Philip K. Dick, “How to Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later”; courtesy of Wikiquote.

Laura Branigan for the Weekend

The late, great 80’s diva Laura Branigan. Requiescat in pace.

U2 for the Weekend

Hardcore U2 fans generally consider the album Lemon to be inferior, if not an outright embarrassment. I, on the other hand, while not thinking it’s as good as The Joshua Tree or the truly amazing Achtung, Baby, have always liked it. This is my favorite track from the album. Enjoy!