—Bunraku instruction manual, quoted in A. C. Scott’s The Puppet Theatre of Japan
“Because to take away a man’s freedom of choice, even his freedom to make the wrong choice, is to manipulate him as though he were a puppet and not a person.”
― Madeleine L’Engle
THE MATURITY PRAYER
God, Grant me the maturity
to accept what I’m feeling
and the courage to correct
the actions that I took
that made me feel this way. Dallas B.
All sin tends to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is what is called damnation. – W.H. Auden
We can see a thousand miracles around us every day.
What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken?”
S. Parkes Cadman
( Maddy and Jim heading to the Illawarra to buy a new car. )
Corrie Ten Boom
Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a centre of fear.