Friday Five – Volume 63

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I’ll be brief this week (Hooray! they cried.) During the course of the week I have either developed a new cavity or lost a filling in my lower right jaw and have been fortunate enough to get an appointment in an hour with my dentist. I was awake most of the night due to the pain and am relieved that I’ll be getting it taken care of so soon.

Have a terrific weekend, and to all the fathers out there: thank you.

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Quote o’ the week: “Those who have no absolute values cannot let the relative remain merely relative, they are always raising it to the level of the absolute.” – Flannery O’Connor

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“What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what sort of person you are.” – C. S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew

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“Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.” – Ansel Adams

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Read the story behind this photo.

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“If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.” – William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

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In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?”

The other replies, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later. ”

“Nonsense,” says the other. “There is no life after delivery. What would that life be?”

“I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths.”

The other says “This is absurd! Walking is impossible. And eat with our mouths? Ridiculous. The umbilical cord supplies nutrition. Life after delivery is to be excluded. The umbilical cord is too short.”

“I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here.”

The other replies, “No one has ever come back from there. Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery it is nothing but darkness and anxiety and it takes us nowhere.”

“Well, I don’t know,” says the other, “but certainly we will see mother and she will take care of us.”

“Mother?? You believe in mother? Where is she now?”

“She is all around us. It is in her that we live. Without her there would not be this world.”

“I don’t see her, so it’s only logical that she doesn’t exist.”

To which the other replied, “Sometimes when you’re in silence you can hear her, you can perceive her. I believe there is a reality after delivery and we are here to prepare ourselves for that reality.”

Author Unknown

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5 thoughts on “Friday Five – Volume 63

  1. I loved this post. So sorry to hear about your tooth, though! My dad recently went through something like that, and the ordeal isn’t over yet. 😦 Happy Father’s Day to you, too, by the way! Excellent quotes tied so well together. Love the one from C.S. Lewis. The picture of the bride and groom and the back story is very touching… And the video? Hilarious! I may be sharing that on my facebook page…

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