“I believe in walking out of a museum before the paintings you've seen begin to run together. How else can you carry anything away with you in your mind's eye?” The Swan Thieves --Elizabeth Kostova
Fear and courage: Advice from Eleanor Roosevelt
“Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just one step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.”
Thanks to Laura Bush for her courage in calling out a cruel policy
Late yesterday, the Washington Post published an editorial written by former first lady Laura Bush about the practice of separating children from their parents at the border. She writes that "this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart." It breaks my heart, too. And it should stop.
A unique way to meditate in the morning
"Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower." --Hans Christian Andersen
Tuesday Quote: Cicero, gardens and libraries
Wise words from Cicero. Perhaps I'd add an internet connection to the list. Or not.
How an eBook saved me from spending hours in an airport
As the summer holidays begin, pack like a travel writer to lighten your load, save money, and maybe even just make that tight connection if your original flight was delayed.