Factober

The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and in a sense tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother and to become fully independent.

Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

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When she enters the room she immediately shuts the window and draws the sha

When she enters the room she immediately shuts the window and draws the shade with a quick, hard pull. Then she throws herself down on the bed, and the sobbing starts all over again. It's as if she can't sob when she's not in a lying position - either tha
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

In Britain, a cup of tea is the answer to every problem.Fallen off your bic

In Britain, a cup of tea is the answer to every problem.Fallen off your bicycle? Nice cup of tea.Your house has been destroyed by a meteorite? Nice cup of tea and a biscuit.Your entire family has been eaten by a Tyrannosaurus Rex that has travelled throug
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Laughter is poison to fear.

Laughter is poison to fear.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

No, she thought, putting together some of the pictures he had cut out - a r

No, she thought, putting together some of the pictures he had cut out - a refrigerator, a mowing machine, a gentleman in evening dress - children never forget. For this reason, it was so important what one said, and what one did, and it was a relief when
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

No person can walk all alone because to walk all alone one must have no mem

No person can walk all alone because to walk all alone one must have no memories at all from the past!
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Never sacrifice your children for the bigger house, fancier car or the 'bet

Never sacrifice your children for the bigger house, fancier car or the 'better life'. The price you pay is hefty and non-refundable in the end.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Whatever her name was, she was pretty. She had a thick, careless braid of c

Whatever her name was, she was pretty. She had a thick, careless braid of chestnut hair, a quick smile, and dark, merry eyes. She wore some kind of a fuzzy lavender pullover, and when she crossed her legs and lifted her guitar onto her lap, she had an int
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

An awful lot of England is slowly eroding, in ways that I find really distr

An awful lot of England is slowly eroding, in ways that I find really distressing, and an awful lot of it is the hedgerows... We're reaching the point where a lot of the English countryside looks just like Iowa - just kind of open space.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

My success has been something I've worked a long time at and it's been a gr

My success has been something I've worked a long time at and it's been a gradual process. I compare it to the idea of someone losing a lot of weight over a period of a few years. You don't really notice the weight loss overall but if you compare photos fr
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

There is a third quality to friendship, and it is not as easy to put into a

There is a third quality to friendship, and it is not as easy to put into a single word. The right word, literally, is "sympathy" - sym-pathos, common passion. This means that friendships are discovered more than they are created at will.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Believe deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things.

Believe deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Being on the road is no excuse for having a poor diet. I don't like fast fo

Being on the road is no excuse for having a poor diet. I don't like fast food, but if I have to, I'll order three plain grilled chicken sandwiches and throw out the buns.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago