"Just Tell Them...

I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."

Susan B. Anthony

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

"Every breath we draw is a gift of love;

every moment of existence is a grace."

Thomas Merton
Thoughts in Solitude


I am just back from my weekend in Mystic. Having a hard time catching my metaphorical breath, so I found the random receipt of the Merton quote above to be fortuitous!

So much to get done... now that I am home. It's a mini-culture shock. I've returned from my few days of wandering in the mists and chanting, swimming and dining on fishcakes. The rescuing cycle resumes two hours from now. The moment I pick up a new litter of pups, bring them home, set their vet appointments, and begin housebreaking them.....

However, the "shock" I feel at being back in the thick of rescue is *nothing* compared to what Greg Mortensen must have felt as he traveled between San Francisco and Pakistan to do his great humanitarian work.

I began reading "Three Cups of Tea" upon the road.... to pass the time, and because it was recommended for the book club At The Confluence.

Now I am recommending it to you. The joy you will feel at reading how one ordinary person could accomplish so much is indescribable!

Read it!!


1 comment:

  1. Wonderful book. We can make a difference one by one. all of us can.