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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Reading Well Into the Wee Hours of The Night.....Or Monrning

I just finished Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou. It was delicious, full of meaty words that I had to look up. So for this one it can definitely be said I have learned something. And I will try in future posts to work some of my new vocabulary into the text.

For now though, here are a couple of quotes that stuck with me:
"Somewhere behind my knees was a place that waited for trouble."
"Raising boys in this world is more than a notion."
"Every shut-eye ain't sleep an' every goodbye ain't gone."
"Infatuation made me believe in my ability to create myself into my lover's desire."
"If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities."
From "Heart of A Woman" by Maya Angelou.

And I will leave you tonight with my 7-year-old's divine humor:

What does one frog say to the other frog? Time's fun when you're havin' flies!! (He has a bit of a crush on Heidi Klume and we sometimes watch her Lifetime show "Seriously Funny Kids." He was watching this evening while I was distracted by something else and came in and laid this one on me. He cracks me UP!

Next on the reading list: Voices of the Faithful ~ Inspiring Stories of Courage from Christians Serving Around the World with Beth Moore, compiled by Kim P. Davis. It's actually a daily devotional but I think I will read it straight through. I don't always do so well when I have to limit myself to one small bit at a time.

Maybe there's another blog in it?

 
 
 

3 comments:

Kelley said...

That sounds like a great book! Also, I really, really LOVE "time's fun when you're having flies". Ha! So cute!

Heather said...

I have not read that book or seen that show. I guess that is two things I can put on my "Glad to do" list.

(I can also share the joke with the kids.)

Nice to meet you.

Lora said...

ha!

here's one for bedtime tonight:
what did one snowman say to the other?
((sniff sniff)) something smells like carrots

also, thanks for stopping by my blog today! I didn't think anyone was going to comment on that post, and you hit the nail on the head. It's not just boys who missed out on that. I asked the teacher why she chose to ask those specific questions to the men and to the women. She said that she's been teaching that subject for 20 years, and she finds that the most effective way to get that point across is to question the women about their men and the men about their fathers. Funny how that strikes the most sensitive nerve.

She said that women are too quick to defend their daddies no matter what and men are too quick to defend their actions and the actions of their peers.

Hmm.

Love to you

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