Friday, September 23, 2016

Good Words

Last night I cracked open a tiny new book (literally-it's a tiny book) of short stories by Alexander McCall Smith. In the author's note, I found these words:

Love transforms the people in these stories, as it may transform any of us. In some cases it will not be reciprocated as fully as it might be, but if that happens, we could do worse than to remember the advice of the poet W.H. Auden, who tells us that "If equal affection cannot be, then let the more loving one be me." I have always thought that those lines can be read in such a way as somehow to express an entire philosophy of life, a guide to all of us on our journey.

Alexander McCall Smith. 

The book is "Chance Developments."
This is the message I am going to try to carry in my heart today.

Happy Friday, y'all.

Love...Ms. Moon


  1. especially now, this planet needs more love.

  2. A lovely one. I love Alexander McCall Smith's simplicity and heart.

  3. The message of Alexander McCall Smith has always appealed to me. People needs more love.

  4. Ah, Mary, what a beautiful message you have given us today! Lovelovelove

  5. I will be printing that out and adding it to my book of favourite quotes.

  6. I love him. His lady detective books have brought me such pleasure. I once saw him speak at the LA Times Festival of Books and he was the warmest, kindest person. Adore him.


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