Monday, July 15, 2013

Calmly Eating Muffins

A little brightness for day's end.  

I was so pleased today to find myself remaining unnaturally calm in the face of major agitation (including the Santa Fe utility companies); the mindfulness meditation is doing some good!  It would be lovely to think that calm will be my nature from here on.
“A (wo)man of calm is like a shady tree.
People who need shelter come to it.” 

—Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident
I would undoubtedly, though, be as insufferable in my new attitude as Algernon Moncrieff—

“How can you sit there, calmly eating muffins when we are in this horrible trouble, I can’t make out. You seem to me to be perfectly heartless."

"Well, I can’t eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs. One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them."

"I say it’s perfectly heartless your eating muffins at all, under the circumstances.”

—Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Ernest


  1. delightful!
    i am delightfully calm until i'm not.
    and then i'm like the little curl with the curl in the middle of her forehead. when she's good she's very very good. and when she's not she's horrid.

    1. like the little curl? girl. tammy. girl.

    2. I too am the little girl with the little curl. Today I'm back to being horrid!