Here is this week’s list of blog posts, poems, quotes, games and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
It is okay to be at a place of struggle. Struggle is just another word for growth. Even the most evolved beings find themselves in a place of struggle now and then. In fact, struggle is a sure sign to them that they are expanding; it is their indication of real and important progress. The only one who doesn’t struggle is the one who doesn’t grow. So if you are struggling right now, see it as a terrific sign — and celebrate your struggle. – Neale Donald Walsch
From Curiouser and Curiouser:
I’ve always had a fondness for old books and boxes.
But it wasn’t until years later that while carefully handling
the old manuscript that I discovered the box had a false bottom of sorts.
A Peek at the Real Life of That Writer You Envy. I know I’ve envied the charmed lives I assumed others were leading, but it’s crucial to remember that appearances can be deceiving.
Tearing Down via Positively Wyrde. Abandoned buildings are melancholy places. They can also be filled with a deep sense of peace, though, now that the frantic season of their existence has ended. This poem explores what happens to a building after humans partially dismantle it and then leave.
What Can the Person Who Drives You Crazy Teach You? My answer: it’s ok if you don’t befriend every single person in the world. Always be kind and polite, but there’s nothing wrong with disliking certain personality traits or quirks. I guarantee there’s someone out there who feels the same way about your idiosyncrasies.
LOLscience Explains Why Cats (and Other Animals) Like to be Stroked. Story time! So mumble-mumble years ago when my mom was a little girl my grandmother lightly stroked her daughter’s arm to keep mom quiet in church. A few decades later when my siblings and I were growing up mom did the same thing when she needed us to be still. It was and is one of the nicest feelings in the entire world, and I was quite surprised when I found out some people don’t find it blissful. As kids my brothers and I were also easily amused by bits of string and tin foil balls so I’m beginning to wonder if my grandparents forgot to mention a werecat ancestor or two. Does anyone have any catnip? I’d like to test this theory at the next family reunion. 😛
Gabriel has only lived for two decades. Now he is dying in the same house where he was born. Before he dies, though, he must decide whether to Surrender to the truth about something terrible in his past before someone else gets hurt.
Readers, you will either love or hate this book. The plot is occasionally linear, but every detour makes (more) sense by the end. If you read it let me know which theory about what really happened makes the most sense to you!
What have you been reading?