Sunday, March 29, 2015

More Photo-Art By Allecia

"What does a woman wish to be, who, finding at her door a small figure with a tiny suitcase, does not wish to be Grandmother?

~Robert Brault

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Passing Stranger

"Sometimes, when I get too wrapped up in myself, I like to take a walk into town, and for an afternoon or so, just be the passing stranger in other people's lives."

"It is when there is nothing you can say or do to help that a friend needs you the most."

"It is not fair to speak ill of the dead, or, for that matter, of the mortal."

"A question to ask, as parent or teacher, is whether a child who never won your approval ever knew it was available."

"If today you can't be anything else to anybody, you can be the passing stranger who nodded hello."

... and a thousand more in my book, Round Up The Usual Subjects.

~~ Robert Brault

Monday, March 23, 2015

When It Seems Too Late

"So often in life, when it seems too late, it is just a matter of a little time having to pass."

"It is a shame to separate from the right companion because you are on the wrong journey."

"Sometime two people just need to return to some old fork in the road and, together, take the other path."

"We can think of it as reality -- this set of constraints we create for ourselves, or we can think of it as a set of constraints we create for ourselves."

"It's all my fault" are words you only have to say once.  After that, it will be assumed.

"I believe that Fate brings two people together, but I think we overstate its interest in which two."

...and a thousand more in my book Round Up The Usual Subjects.  Please do give it a click.

~~ Robert Brault

Friday, March 20, 2015

PhotoArt by Allecia

"He was a sad and lonesome clown
 And she was the circus that came to town."

This is just one of the sayings from my book, Round Up the Usual Subjects, that my friend Allecia has illustrated on her Facebook page.  You can see them all, plus regular updates, by clicking the link in the sidebar under The Illustrated Man.

~~ Robert Brault

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Day-to-Day

"There can be heroism in the moment, but courage is always in the day-to-day."

"Reality is not a fantasy world we imagine.  It is a world of demonstrable facts we imagine."

"If you will plant the seed and nourish the soil, the flower will shape itself."

"I have never understood the purpose of hate, or how you know the purpose has been achieved and you can stop."

"When you can be the sunshine in someone's life, or the warm rain, why would you be the cold north wind?"

... and a thousand more in my book, Round Up The Usual Subjects.  Please do give it a click.

~~ Robert Brault

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Family Tree

As some of you know, I post a tweet on Twitter every day.  The following tweet, posted last week, has quickly become the most popular I've ever done.  Strange.

"Somewhere in everybody's family tree are two people who shouldn't have got married and shouldn't have had kids."

A few other recent tweets:

"There is no motivation like a world that thinks you can't and a partner who thinks you can."

"If I could live my life over again, I would -- just to see what would happen if I took my medications on time."

Logic: n, a method of reasoning that causes you to say at least six times a day, "This cannot be happening."

"Life is a series of reactions that aren't what you intend, to situations that aren't what they seem."

"There are things you do that come back to haunt you -- and things that haunt you without ever leaving."

"Yes, there are ghosts that haunt me, and I thank God every day for the company."

~~ Robert Brault

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

An Affront To The Blue Sky

"Today is so fine a day out my door that my winter despair seems an offense against the Creator and my black mood an affront to the blue sky."

~~ Robert Brault