Quote of the day...er...week...umm...hey, look, a quote!!

Tibi gratias agimus quod nihil fumas.

It says "...freedom of...", not "...freedom from...".

"It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness. People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint." - Penn Jillette







Wednesday, June 24, 2009

It's Nice to Know

One afternoon last week, I was sitting with a group of folks, chatting, when Bird wandered up. He'd had a nice day, playing with some of the other kids at Wisteria, and he was enjoying some time with a new grown-up friend, the fellow selling rough gems and beautifully crafted jewelry across the road from us.

Bird hugged my arm, sighed, and said "Mommy, you'll always be my woman."

Sweet.

3 comments:

HermitJim said...

That is quite a sentiment from one of his years...may it last and grow as he does!

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

From the mouths of babes...

Kyddryn said...

Mister Hermit, sir, I hope it does...he's a sweet little boy, and I hope he never outgrows the sweetness...

Cygnus, they do speak such charming sentiments...