IF THE ONLY PRAYER YOU SAID IN YOUR LIFE WAS "THANK YOU", THAT WOULD SUFFICE. ~Meister Eckhart

Friday, November 6, 2009

11.06.09

falling water

Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece, Falling Water

If you want guarantees in life, then you don’t want life. You want rehearsals for a script that’s already been written. Life by its nature cannot have guarantees, or its whole purpose is thwarted. ~Conversations with God

Today I am grateful…

  • that experience tells me that if I take the step in front of me I probably won’t trip today. If I do then I can just get right back up and take the next one.
  • that today I do not have to play off someone’s pain or loss to gain self adulation
  • that yesterday afternoon I and a friend totally escaped by seeing September Issue
  • that Sesame Street celebrates 40 years. It was not a part of my childhood, but it has delighted million of children and taught some seeking the freedoms we have to learn a new language
  • that often I feel intense gratitude, like a friend standing at my back with its arms around my chest

 

What is not love is fear. Anger is one of fear's most potent faces.
And it does exactly what fear wants it to do. It keeps us from
receiving love at exactly the moment when we need it most.

~Marianne Williamson

10 comments:

Lou said...

So glad to know you Scott W;)

I just read "Loving Frank" about the affair of Wright & Mamah Borthwick. I love biographies (in case you couldn't tell).

dAAve said...

I have always loved that house and all of FLW's design works.

I am not familiar with September Issue (but I just followed your link). I would enjoy it I'm sure 'cause I loved The Devil Wears Prada and also the 60 Minutes interview with Ms Wintour.

Syd said...

That Falling Water is incredible. I can only imagine going to sleep listening to that waterfall in the background. Ocean waves do that to me also.
Self adulation=self centeredness=fear

Zanejabbers said...

Iloves me some "conversations with God"

One Wink at a Time said...

If you ever decide to visit Falling Water, lmk. I don't live terribly far and we could do lunch!
Also, Marianne Williamson knows some good stuff.

Indigo said...

I so needed to read both of those quotes today. I should of been wearing a hazard sign this past month with everything that's been going wrong lately. Those quotes give me a dose of reality I needed. Thanks hon! Indigo

garden-variety drunk said...

i love both of your quotes today- and Falling Water is truly marvelous

Mary Christine said...

I visited falling water when I was a child. When I saw the first few dots of the photo on your blog, I knew exactly what it was. It is amazing.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Life DOES throw some curve balls...

leah said...

i love frank lloyd wright's work SO MUCH, this is beautiful.

thanks for introducing september issue to me, i looked her up and she's one of those ladies that i can admire for her discipline. there aren't many like this anymore (or so it seems).