Yesterday was shopping…

Yesterday was shopping for household stuff with Jed (I have an unreasonable passion for Bed, Bath and Beyond), followed by Spiderman 2, fun. I love the 50's (? not sure of the era) feel of it -- everything so clean-cut and essentially kindly. Watching these feels like reading a James White Sector General novel. The real struggle is against one's own weakness, not against any actual evil. In fact, there is no evil -- only a pathetic (if dangerous) madness.

Today, it's a sunny day in Jed's guest room, with music playing and a sturdy fan going. Curry for breakfast, now on my second mug of tea, and it's time to get to work. Oh, so much backlogged e-mail. I don't know how this happens.

Cliff sent me back a quote, to accompany the one I posted the other day. It's a good one that I think I read once in high school but which feels oh, so much more useful now:

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now."

-- Goethe

Amusingly, when Cliff said it, I was thinking about it in the context of writing, but I can see now that it applies equally well to romantic relationships. :-)

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