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Why can’t I just stay out of things that have nothing to do with me?  I try so hard to play counselor and peacemaker and solve everyone’s problems and make everyone get along, but I can’t.  Some quarrels are not mine to be involved in.  I cannot make everyone get along.  Happily ever after happens in fairytales and when everyone actually wants that to be the story’s end.  I can’t write the happy ending to other people’s tales.  So my last year in Memphis and at Rhodes College probably won’t be anything like what I hoped for or expected, but that’s life.  I can’t control other people.  I can only control how I react to whatever comes my way.  ”Life’s what you make it; make the best of it.”  Thanks Mr. Keillor; I’ll see what I can do.

Sorry, y’all.  Hope you can work it out.  Love you.  

Who can make it without friends? Not me. The pearl of my friends is one I count on and hold to my heart at all times. I know that I can always pull it out and gaze upon it and hold it and touch it. My friends call me to life; they affirm and support me in my work, they laugh at my dumb jokes, they hold me in their arms, they hear me out, they support me in ventures that they don’t understand, they believe in me, they back me in crisis and hail me in success, they give meaning in sunlight and darkness, they reflect the divine presence to me, they confront me and tell me the truth, and they call when I least expect it to affirm their love of me. Gary Smith - Radical Compassion 
I believe that the heart of God is enfleshed in the depths of friendship with another human being. Gary Smith - Radical Compassion
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travelhighlights:

Half-year exposure of Clifton Suspension Bridge
By Justin Quinnell

“A half-year exposure of Bristol’s Clifton Suspension Bridge, using a pin-hole camera made from an empty drinks can.
The sweeping arcs over the bridge mark the six month course of the sun, from Dec 19 2007 to June 21 2008 — the winter and summer solstices. Quinnell’s father passed away on 13 April, 2008, and he says he can pinpoint the exact position of the sun at the moment of his death.”

Bristol, England

half a year.. talk about dedication. this is awesome.

travelhighlights:

Half-year exposure of Clifton Suspension Bridge

By Justin Quinnell

A half-year exposure of Bristol’s Clifton Suspension Bridge, using a pin-hole camera made from an empty drinks can.

The sweeping arcs over the bridge mark the six month course of the sun, from Dec 19 2007 to June 21 2008 — the winter and summer solstices. Quinnell’s father passed away on 13 April, 2008, and he says he can pinpoint the exact position of the sun at the moment of his death.”

Bristol, England

half a year.. talk about dedication. this is awesome.

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When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. Henri J.M. Nouwen  (via julie911)
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Love is self abandonment to another. Changing selfish priorities is a step towards love. Chris (via themusician)
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The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. Henry Miller (via julie911)
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It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness and of pain; of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature, and everlasting beauty of monotony. Benjamin Britten (via julie911) (via darkcorners)
There is in me a longing to be real, to be authentic, to be a clear reflection of what my heart holds at its deepest levels. Radical Compassion (Gary Smith, S.J.)