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12 02, 2020

Love quotes for February – Aristotle

By |2020-02-02T06:41:11-06:00February 12th, 2020|Holidays, Valentine's Day, Wednesday Words, Weekly Quote|0 Comments

About the Graphic


Roses in a heart shape, what could say love more? Nothing.

But the quote in the center seemed like an incomplete sentence to this old language arts teacher. Yes that dates me because who teaches language arts anymore. No one.

Anyway, I added Aristotle’s quote to make it more of a sentence.

We won’t discuss the missing capital letter at the start the sentence.

About the Quote


The Aristotle quote spoke to my writer’s heart. When you write a love story, you start with two very different souls and by the end they are bonded as one.

That’s just a love story.

5 02, 2020

Love Quotes – Shakespeare

By |2020-01-31T08:22:36-06:00February 5th, 2020|Holidays, Valentine's Day, Wednesday Quote, Wednesday Words, Weekly Quote|0 Comments


About the graphic


In February thoughts turn to love in a special way. Personally, I think love is meant to be shared year-round, but there is just something about this month that causes us to focus our thoughts on LOVE.

Years ago I created a series of graphics for my Wednesday blog quotes in February. This has been the most popular.

About the quote


The full quote reads:

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
Nor hath love’s mind of any judgement taste;
Wings and no eyes figure unheedy haste.
And therefore is love said to be a child
Because in choice he is so oft beguiled.

Shakespeare’s words  are said to explain Cupid:

  • winged because lovers are flighty and likely to change their minds
  • boyish because love is irrational
  • carrying an  arrow and torch “because love wounds and inflames the heart.”
  • blind or blindfolded because, while the sight of the beloved can spur love, it’s also arbitrary

I never paid much attention to Cupid until I read Shakespeare’s words. Now I see how Cupid  symbolizes of love.

22 01, 2020

Wise Quote from MLK, Jr.

By |2020-01-19T16:19:35-06:00January 22nd, 2020|Wednesday Quote, Wednesday Words, Wednesday Words of Wisdom, Weekly Quote|0 Comments

About the quote


Researching quotes by MLK, Jr. I found this. There were so many it was truly hard to pick just one for Wednesday quotes.

This one reminded me of what I used to tell my school age kiddos…”I don’t expect you to have perfect grades. I do expect you to do your best.”

And, now as adults, they’re telling my grandkids the same thing.

There’s truth in Mr. King’s words. We just need to be the best we can be.

4 12, 2019

A Holiday Quote – Christmas Is

By |2019-12-03T08:16:18-06:00December 4th, 2019|Holidays, Wednesday Quote, Wednesday Words of Wisdom, Weekly Quote|1 Comment

About the graphic

This meme was created by Edie Melson. She is a fellow member of American Christian Fiction Writers and an outstanding photographer, as you can see, and one of the most generous, loving individuals I know. She posts memes on her blog for others to share and use. This is one of my holiday favorites.

About the quote

I’m not sure who the Charlotte Carpenter of the quote is. Sir Walter Scott’s wife and a UK singer came up with a Google search. I’m going with Charlotte Carpenter, wife of Sir Walter. What do you think?

Whichever one said it, it’s great advice for this time of year as we hustle and bustle shopping for the perfect gifts in anticipation of Christmas Day, don’t you think?

23 10, 2019

Quote on Wonder

By |2019-10-09T08:25:11-05:00October 23rd, 2019|Wednesday Quote, Weekly Quote|1 Comment

About the meme

On October 6, The University of Arizona ran a full page congratulations ad in the Houston Chronicle for the students, faculty and staff who participated in the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration. The group had received the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, which is the “Oscar of Science.”

Congratulations to all of them.

Their ad graphic was the first-ever image of a black hole taken by the collaboration group. This graphic is one I selected from a stock photo website to convey the idea of wonder.

About the quote

The words immediately reminded me that without wonder very little would be accomplished in this world. Most often wonder translates into What if and discovery begins. Or, if you’re a writer like me, wonder and/or what ifs create plots and stories.

The important take-away is this: It doesn’t matter if you’re part of the some collaboration or simply sitting on a porch swing looking at the sky, never lose WONDER. Always look for unseen possibilities.

16 10, 2019

Quote on Life – Robert Frost

By |2019-10-04T09:41:52-05:00October 16th, 2019|Wednesday Quote, Weekly Quote|1 Comment

About the author

I had a high school English teacher who was very big on memorization. When we studied American poets, she made us memorize poems by Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, Walt Whitman, James Whitcomb Riley, and Edgar Allen Poe. I didn’t enjoy the assignments much back then. Now as words from the poems flow through my memory, I do.

Robert Frost’s Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening is a favorite. When we lived where it actually snowed in the woods behind our house, I found myself reciting Frost’s poem often as I watched the snowflakes fall.

About the quote

In the throes of that English homework to memorize all those poems and passages from Shakespeare, life passed slowly. I didn’t think the semester would ever be over. Like Frost, I can say in retrospection — life did go on.

And, I’d add that all those memorized words were not wasted.

9 10, 2019

Quote on Human Potential – Purkey

By |2019-10-09T07:26:27-05:00October 9th, 2019|Wednesday Quote, Wednesday Words, Weekly Quote|0 Comments

About William Purkey

I ran across this quote in a The Passive Voice blog. Passive Guy always gives me food for thought with his blog posts where he shares blog site quotes along with a spattering of poetry.

In this blog he introduced me to William Purkey, author of this meme. Purkey was a public school teacher then Professor Emeritus of Counselor Education at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro who co-founded The International Alliance for Invitational Education to help educators foster human potential in educational settings. He authored a book titled Teaching Class Clowns. I wish I’d had that resource during my teaching years.

About the quote

A different version of Purkey’s quote hangs off the lamp on my computer desk, a gift from a dear friend. Both versions carry the same meaning.

Work like you don’t need the money.

Dance like no one is watching.

Love like you have never been hurt.

I’m sure there are other versions that encourage us to live in the moment and that’s a good thing. Both quotes make me smile. How about you? Did you smile when you read Purkey’s quote?

25 09, 2019

What is Fall?

By |2019-09-06T14:57:35-05:00September 25th, 2019|Wednesday Quote, Wednesday Words, Weekly Quote|3 Comments

About the graphic

This suspended leaf with green in the background is a perfect depiction of fall for those of us who live along the Gulf Coast. No beautiful mountains of color here. Just the occasional leaf floating to earth.

About the quote

The quote is from Matt Lanza’s weather blog, Space City Weather. The full quote reads: “Autumn is really just a state of mind. In Houston it has to be because you certainly would never know it was just about autumn by stepping outside.”

And, indeed, we are having a very hot September. Our temperatures are in the 95+ range with heat indexes well over 100! To have a feel of fall at my house, I’m hauling fall decorations out and using fake fall foliage accents.

11 09, 2019

Trigger Dates, Anniversaries, and Memories – Virgil

By |2019-09-01T11:53:09-05:00September 11th, 2019|Wednesday Words, Wednesday Words of Wisdom, Weekly Quote|1 Comment

Years after things happen, whether we were part of the event or not, we recall and react on the anniversary. Even hearing those dates or seeing those dates can trigger memories.

  • December 7, 1941               Pearl Harbor
  • November 25, 1963            Kennedy Assassination

And, of course, September 11 2001         Attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon

Today is the eighteenth anniversary of that event.

I sat at home drinking coffee in our sun room with news on TV. I stared in horror as the second plane hit towers, watching the first building burn. I didn’t turn off TV for days filled with concern that my Army Reserve husband would have to go fight whatever evil had breached our borders.

I’m sure today will stir memories for those of us who lived through the event and the days following. Others will only imagine our memories through pictures like this.

No matter what date or anniversary triggers memories for you. Let’s remember Virgil’s quote used at Ground Zero.

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