The trip to the RWA convention in New York was rewarding, unforgettable, and worth every exhausting minute despite the nonstop activity. The hectic pace began as soon as the featured morning speaker uttered her last word. In the typical behavior of the Big Apple, and quite similar to anxious thoroughbreds waiting for the gates to lift we took off toward the escalators, hoping to maintain a graceful and dignified exterior as we took two steps at a time.
Through it all we moved at high speed, busy little bees, from one floor to the next, crowding the stairs and elevators, hoping to catch an empty chair at a popular, super-crowded workshop and losing our adult poise when forced to sit on the floor like a ten-year-old. Then, at the end of the day the rush resumed as we fought the throngs in Times Square to reach the haven of our hotel rooms.
For the visually stimulated folks, I will post a couple of photos of TS in the peaceful early morning hours. No one in their right mind would try to take photos in the midst of hundreds of tourists.
Despite the exhilaration, chapter festivities, and information overload —and believe me we did receive tons of valuable information — I missed posting the weekend entry of thought provoking quotes.
Every Friday, a strange phenomenon occurs. As I search, select and type the quotes for the blog, it becomes a personal experience. I dwell in the message and enjoy the motivation, the essence of what created the notion in the thinker, twice.
Today I feel the Universe in motion, I have no way to quantify this statement or prove it in any way. But in order to stay true to my feelings I must open the blog a bit differently, not with a quote but two words of Hebrew origin that evoke— at least in me—visions of monumental, mythical creatures, and hellish events. Words I used in two critical times in Destiny's Plan.
Leviathan: Something large and powerful. Via Latin from Hebrew liwyathan (whale). Earliest documented use: 1382
Gehenna: Hell. Any place of extreme torture or suffering.
Trust is the first step to love. ~Munshi Premchand
A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. ~Robert Quillen
I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.
Euphemism is a euphemism for lying. ~Bobbie Gentry
Language is like money, without which specific relative values may well exist and be felt, but cannot be reduced to a common denominator.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things.
There are two kinds of truth: the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science and the second is art. Neither is independent of the other or more important than the other. Without art, science would be as useless as a pair of high forceps in the hands of a plumber. Without science, art would become a crude mess of folklore and emotional quackery. The truth of art keeps science from becoming inhuman, and the truth of science keeps art from becoming ridiculous.
~Raymond Thornton Chandler
What is done to children, they will do to society.
~Karl A. Menninger.
From my humble point of view, we would all do well to remember the last quote.
A mostly peaceful Times Square in the early morning hours.