Sunday, August 2, 2020

Indulge in the Delight of this Piece from Chesterton

There are reasons GKC is much-loved. His prose is so winsome and imaginative. I hope you will take time to enjoy A Piece of Chalk, one of so many choice selections. Here's an excerpt:

I suppose every one must have reflected how primeval and how poetical are the things that one carries in one's pocket; the pocket-knife, for instance, the type of all human tools, the infant of the sword. Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about things in my pockets. But I found it would be too long, and the age of the great epics is past.

From Samuel Clemens on the things we know for sure...

"It's not what you don't know that'll get you in trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." ~Mark Twain

Solzhenitsyn's Reminder: What is the object of life?

“Bless you prison, bless you for being in my life. For there, lying upon the rotting prison straw, I came to realize that the object of life is not prosperity as we are made to believe, but the maturity of the human soul.”