Skimming the Ethers. . .

 

Mother to child with expanding knowledge. . . ‘I don’t care in what lifetime you were Pope but in this life you clean up your own messes.. !  Now!!!

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We clean our own doorstep before the children go out so that they do not step into the muck and mire we neglected to take care of.

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You cannot walk with your eyes on the horizon when there is so little good housekeeping in evidence.

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Make certain our yard is clean before we take the position of giving direction to our neighbors how to clean up theirs.

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There are no cavities as large as the one man digs for himself.

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Desirable behavior is behavior that will have no ill effect on the young who look hungrily for role models.

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You cannot fix much when no one has the courage or the intelligence to identify what is broken.

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We must teach our young that when we see good to do we must do it because this chance will be lost forever for us in these particular circumstances and who we are.  It will be our loss.

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And to argue what is good is to beg the question and give the recalcitrant time for argument.  They are sophisticated and well versed in their reasons.  Good requires work. Of course.

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Heaven is not the font of wisdom and makes many errors.  Proof is the world we inhabit.

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Alone till the night comes to bind us and the day delivers us to each other.

 

photo by Joe Hallissey Sr.
Monastery in Gurnee, Il.

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