Listening to God

Read the post first, then click the image and listen to the song.   It will make more sense... Listening to God is a strange idea. Seven billion people on the planet, all of them living and dying with needs, cries, joys, dances, and wars full of cruelties worthy of front page banner headlines.   We …

Passion and Virtue

My friend and I were talking this morning, and she mentioned a quote from Jane Austen that said something about a marriage not lasting because of passion outstripping virtue.   I looked online and here's the quote I think she was referring to.   I found it over at Jane Austen's Quote of the Day. …

Cynics: Passionate Creators in Distress

Rosamund Stone Zander (family therapist) and Benjamin Zander (conductor of the Boston Philharmonic) pointed something out in their book The Art of Possibility that brought me up short in my reading this morning. "A cynic, after all, is a passionate person who does not want to be disappointed again."  And "the secret is not to …