philosophers and giraffes

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

I read this quote recently and just loved it:
"Nine requisites for contented living: Health enough to make work a pleasure. Wealth enough to support your needs. Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them. Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them. Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished. Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor. Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others. Faith enough to make real the things of God. Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future." Johann von Goethe

I'm not sure there's enough Goethe in my life right now.  Or enough literature.  I'm going to fix that.  (Kristin, help me.)

Anyway, I don't have the mad ego to say that I "disagree" with Goethe.  Those nine things are beautifully expressed and seem pretty comprehensive to me.

But I know, without a doubt, that Jack would say the tenth requisite is Legos.

So you can build towers.  Which he does, all the time.

And giraffes.  Which is new, but super awesome.


Hope your day has some Goethe in it.  Hell, hope it has giraffes in it, too.

Talk soon,
Heather

2 comments:

  1. Excellent, worthy sentiments and yet still so very hard to live by. Excellent giraffe, too. I have several lego plains and spaceships under construction at my house right now. :)

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  2. I'm glad today is the day I am catching up on your blog! Love that quote, and it is just what I needed to read at this moment!

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

philosophers and giraffes

I read this quote recently and just loved it:
"Nine requisites for contented living: Health enough to make work a pleasure. Wealth enough to support your needs. Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them. Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them. Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished. Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor. Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others. Faith enough to make real the things of God. Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future." Johann von Goethe

I'm not sure there's enough Goethe in my life right now.  Or enough literature.  I'm going to fix that.  (Kristin, help me.)

Anyway, I don't have the mad ego to say that I "disagree" with Goethe.  Those nine things are beautifully expressed and seem pretty comprehensive to me.

But I know, without a doubt, that Jack would say the tenth requisite is Legos.

So you can build towers.  Which he does, all the time.

And giraffes.  Which is new, but super awesome.


Hope your day has some Goethe in it.  Hell, hope it has giraffes in it, too.

Talk soon,
Heather
 
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