"What makes the desert beautiful is that
somewhere it hides a well"
(The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry).
One woman's journey to wellness through a well-adjusted heart, well-watered soul, well-educated mind, and well-tuned body. "Love the Lord your God with all your HEART, and with all your SOUL, and with all your MIND, and with all your STRENGTH" (Mark 12:30-31).
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Background Wikisourcehas original text related to this article:InvictusAt the age of 12, Henley became a victim oftuberculosisof the bone. A few years later the disease progressed to his foot, and physicians announced that the only way to save his life was toamputatedirectly below the knee. In 1867 he would successfully pass theOxfordlocal examination as a senior student. In 1875 he wrote the "Invictus" poem from a hospital bed. Despite his disability, he survived with one foot intact and led an active life until the age of 53.Text Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul.In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of fate My head is bloody, but unbowed.
At what point do you leaveAnd say "Enough is enough!" Without it seeming like abandonment Or like you're going in a huff? I wish I knew the answer Of why I need to go But time has changed me And God has sent out His beckoning call Toward something that In the long run Is better for us all
JANUARY 1. Silas Marner by George Eliot
2. River of Doubt:Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
3. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
4. "Civil Disobedience" by Thoreau
5. Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington
6. A History of US: Liberty for All? 7. "A Good Man is Hard to Find" 8. Papa's Wife 9. Job 10. Song of Solomon 11. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl FEBRUARY
12. Reflections on the Life of the Spirit13. The Twin Manifestations 14. Walden 15. Ecclesiastes 16. No Exit by Sartre 17. St. Joan by Bernard Shaw
18. Our Town by Thornton Wilder
19. Long Day's Journey into Night by O'Neill MARCH
20. A Streetcar Named Desire 21. The Misery of Job & the Mercy of God 22. Mudhouse Sabbath 23. Murder in the Cathedral
24. Sartre in 90 Minutes
25. Death of a Salesman
26. Waiting for Godot
27. Uncle Tom's Cabin 28. The Blessing of Friendship 29. Equus 30. War, Terrible War: A History of US 31. 1 Chronicles 32. Proverbs 33. The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin…
It is time, once again, for a documentation of all the movies and documentaries I watched this year. I watched a good bit of them in December when I was infirm! JANUARY 1. George Eliot - Famous Authors 2. Sylvia (Plath) 3. Tess of the D'Urbervilles 4. Frederick Douglass Biography 5. Walden Documentary 6. Ballykissangel: Season Two FEBRUARY 7. Doubt (wow!) 8. The Visitor 9. Daniel Deronda 10. Silas Marner (w/Ben Kingsley) 11. American Experience: Eugene O'Neill MARCH 12. Slumdog Millionaire (WOW!) 13. Amazing Grace (1 1/2 x rewatch) 14. Ballykissangel: Season Three 15. The Better Hour: The Legacy of William Wilberforce 16. Long Day's Journey Into Night 17. Mark Twain by Ken Burns 18. The Last Legion (Colin F!) APRIL 19. Expelled (about Intelligent Design) 20. A Room with a View (newer version)MAY 21. Les Miserables 22. 17 AgainJUNE23. Great American Authors Since 1650 (4 DVD's)24. The Tell-Tale Heart25. Famous Authors: Emily Dickinson26. Great Russian Writers: Fyodor Dostoevsky27. Lars and …
Fellow Traveler by Ginny Owens You can't change who I am Or the way that i think I won't change how you live Or the words that you speak But neither of us is a stranger to joy or pain No matter how we're different We're very much the same
Chorus: Fellow traveler let me take you to a place where I've found rest Fellow seeker let me show you where I've found true happiness Fellow beggar I have good news, I know where there is bread (I'll show you where there's bread)
I don't know where you've come from Or where you've been along your way But I can tell you what I've lived through And how I made it here today Let me share with you the story of hope I've come to know A love that's always for me And a peace that frees my soul
So if you are hungry come to the table with me And you won't go hungry ever again