29 March, 2011
Font size intended to indicate the level to which I agree with each statement.
"In relation to the earth, we have been autistic for centuries. Only now have we begun to listen with some attention and with a willingness to respond to the earth's demands that we cease our industrial assault, that we abandon our inner rage against the conditions of our earthly existence, that we renew our human participation in the grand liturgy of the universe." - Thomas Berry
Autism ≠ Eco-terrorism, you fucking hippy.
"And it was only when I lay there on rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either - but right through every human heart - and through all human hearts... And that is why I turn back to the years of my imprisonment and say, sometimes to the astonishment of those about me: 'Bless you, prison!'" - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
My car accident in 2002 ≠ Solzhenitsyn's gulag experience (but I relate to his statement via that frame of reference).
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx
Canine interior ≠ reading nook.