Resilience | W.C. Fields

“Don’t worry about your heart. It will last as long as you live.”–W.C. Fields (shown below dispensing stellar financial advice)

Rejection, sweet rejection … Send me more rejection letters, Dear Publishers!! I can take it. In fact, I live for it. Besides, my heart, like Fields’, has been known to bounce back like a rubber ball.

Direction | Proverb

“If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.”

(Chinese proverb)

All I’m sayin’ is, it might be a good idea to see what’s actually at the top of that corporate ladder before you break your back climbing the darned thing.

Faith | John of the Cross

St. John of the Cross

If a man wishes to be sure of the road that he travels on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark.

–John of the Cross (1542-1591)

I’m doing some light reading on the Christian mystics, and educating myself on the life of John of the Cross, among others. One of the great Spanish lyric poets, the guy had some pretty good insight. And with all his references to darkness and light, I’m thinking that he, too, was probably born a Gemini ….