Here is everything left in my work file, pretty much as it occurred to me. I will now turn my attention to cranking out a new book for September. See all you folks then. In the meantime, if you haven't discovered my current books, please feel free to click the links over in the sidebar. I depend on sales of these books to keep from dropping out of the middle class. (smile) I do wish a glorious summer to you all.
"You can wander a loneliness on your own, but it takes two to explore a solitude."
"Yes, I've been lost in a crowd, usually having gone there for that purpose."
"It's a rare couple that doesn't celebrate the anniversary of more than one promise."
"You cannot return to a time, but you can return to a place where promises were made."
"There is almost no good thing you search for alone in life that you don't find only half of."
"I've learned this about paying your respects -- it is very hard to overdress for the occasion."
"My wish for everyone is to live happily ever after -- but not until your story is over."
"You can appeal to someone's common decency, but you can't supply it for them."
"How to make a marriage last? You keep working at it, and in the meantime, you keep
celebrating anniversaries of the same wedding."
"I wouldn't mind living my life over, this time with the ability to say no."
"It is hard sometimes to remember that you woke up just a few hours ago with no intention whatever of antagonizing anyone."
"You can't talk sense to people who oppose it on principle."
"I dunno, there are days when I feel that if I walked down the street in a mask, no one would recall seeing anyone in a mask."
Today's thought question: "Haven't you always been too good with your hands to wring them now in despair?"
"The one thing I would guess about the Lord of Judgment is that He probably won't blame your parents."
It's not that two people say, "Let's grow apart." It's that there's never anything else they feel like doing.
"The great unspoken truth is how much of kindness is unspoken truth."
"The advantage of silence over words is that there's a wider range of things you can claim you didn't mean by it."
"Stay out of the court of self-judgment, for the jury has already formed an opinion."
"I've never thought it my business to judge others, preferring to take the chance that I am not God."
"One of love's greater challenges is to travel diverging paths and still meet back every night at the same place."
With apologies where due,