"Like the study of science and art, accounts of historical events can be intrinsically fascinating. But they have a wider significance. I believe that people are better able to chart their life course and make life decisions when they know how others have dealt with pressures and dilemmas---historically, contemporaneously, and in works of art. And only equipped with such understanding can we participate knowledgeably in contemporary discussions (and decisions) about the culpability of various individuals and countries in the Second World War. Only with such understanding can we ponder the responsibilty of human beings everywhere to counter current efforts at genocide in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia to bring the perpetrators to justice."
"...we humans are the kinds of animals who learn chiefly by observing others---what they value, what they spurn, how they conduct themselves from day to day, and especially, what they do when they believe that no one is looking."
----Howard Gardner, from The Disciplined Mind, published in 1999

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Business As Usual; or, I Get By With a Little Help from My Friends

Dear reader, yesterday wasn't a Perfect Day.
But I managed to be able to approach the challenges that presented themselves as a more refreshed and reinforced person: in no small part due to the community that you bring with you and that you share on your visits with me.
I do so love a reality check.
Blue skies, dear reader: they are always there, though often obscured.
It's the knowing that they are there that matters.
Enjoy the day, knowing that blue skies are only a matter of time, dear reader.
Thank you for visiting. I look forward to seeing you again soon.


swampy said...

**Swampy singing...** Blue skies, smilin' at me, nothin' but blue skies do I see...
Hoping for blue skies with just the right amount of sunshine to complete your day.

neroli said...

Oh, Swampy, I do so love it when you sing!
Blue skies indeed, my friend, to you as well; and sunshine, sunshine with all the colors of dusk or dawn.
**neroli singing...**You are a sunshine, a dear, dear sunshine...

Pravs said...

That's a beautiful blue sky...its like a perfect(?) day.
Hey, thanks for those kind words...very encouraging :D

Diane O'Connor said...

Wishing you peace, joy and inner calm this week... oh, and fun!

neroli said...

Pravs, it is a gorgeous sky, isn't it? Just about every sky photo that is here on the blog is from a collection of images that I took when I lived in Iowa.
The sky was ever-changing, and ever-beautiful.
I'm glad to be able to visit over at your blog---you always do such lovely work---thank you!

Diane, the same to you, my friend.
The fun's already started ;-)!