I have come across a few priceless quotes lately.
I'll start with a serious one from "Not Becoming My Mother, & other things she taught me along the way," by Ruth Reichl:
"Throughout human history beauty has been seen as a gift from God, but Mom had another notion; she thought that beauty could be earned through self-knowledge."
I agree with this statement. When people have confidence in themselves, when they are comfortable in their own skin, then it shows in their demeanor and they way they carry themselves and take care of themselves.
However, the other side of the coin is that when people act graciously, that makes them more beautiful, too. You can see someone you think is gorgeous, but then you see that they act like a jerk and they suddenly don't seem so attractive anymore.
This other quote is from the NaNoWriMo welcome letter. It just makes me chuckle:
"The looming specter of personal humiliation is a very reliable muse."
How right they are!
That's right folks, one complete week of this month already gone and I foolishly signed up to write a 50,000 word novel before it is over! What was I thinking!? Well now I'm thinking I sure have neglected my blog for a long time. I didn't stick to my goal of writing once or twice a month and now I've set an even loftier goal.
Asi es la vida!