He Was Wise / A Gorgeous Book

What if, by some miracle, this present turned out to be a dream, a hideous nightmare, and we were to awake renewed and cleansed, strong, upright and proud?  Why do we never try to stand again when once we’ve fallen?  When we lose one thing why don’t we search for another?  I want our lives to be holy, sublime and solemn as the vault of heaven.  Let us live!  The thief on the cross had hope even though he had less than an hour left to him, and the sun only rises once a day, so take hold of what’s left of your life and save it.

—   Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, by way of Whiskey River

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And, here’s a gorgeous-looking book.  Feast your eyes, dear blog readers (Courtesy of one of self’s bookmarked sites:  the Global Volcanism Program.  If you still haven’t caught on by now:  self has a thing about volcanoes.  Why else did she name this blog Kanlaon?)



  1. Lillian Howan said,

    April 24, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    the Leche book does look wonderful.
    Happy Easter Gorgeous Writer!


  2. April 25, 2011 at 1:57 am


    Did you get a chance to rest? I could NOT believe the hospitality!

    Thank you so much!


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