A Bringer of New Things

Each day brings new discoveries as I live, learn, grow, and write. "Every hour is saved from that eternal silence, something more, a bringer of new things." – Tennyson

Quotes: Home and Family

“It never takes longer than a few minutes, whenever they get together, for everyone to revert to the state of nature, like a party marooned by a shipwreck. That’s what a family is. Also the storm at sea, the ship, and the unknown shore. And the hats and the whiskey stills that you make out of bamboo and coconuts. And the fire that you light to keep away the beasts.”
Michael Chabon, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union

“And may the good gods give you all your heart desires: husband, and house, and lasting harmony too. No finer, greater gift in the world than that… when man and woman possess their home, two minds, two hearts that work as one. Despair to their enemies, a joy to all their friends. Their own best claim to glory.”
Homer, The Odyssey (trans. Robert Fagles) Book 6, lines 198 -203

“And I myself, I know no sweeter sight on earth Than a man’s own native country.”
Homer, The Odyssey (trans. Robert Fagles) Book 9, lines 31-32

“A human being in perfection ought always to preserve a calm and peaceful mind, and never allow passion or a transitory desire to disturb his tranquility….If this rule were always observed; if no man allowed any pursuit whatsoever to interfere with the tranquility of his domestic affections, Greece had not been enslaved; Caesar would have spared his country; America would have been discovered more gradually; and the empires of Mexico and Peru had not been destroyed.”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

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