Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitation, to waste a moment on yesterdays.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

early morning on Mexican Hat Lake, Woodland Caribou Park, Ontario

 

Gentlemen – Happy Father’s Day!

It is a wonderful feeling when your father becomes not a god but a man to you; when he comes down from the mountain and you see he’s this man with weakness. And you love him as a whole being, not as a figurehead.

~Robin Williams in a 1988 interview in Rolling Stone Magazine

Happy Father’s Day and thank you to the important fathers in my life – my father, Wilmer, the father of my two beautiful daughters, Mark, and my father-in-law, Sig.¬† And for all of you who are fathers or who have fathers, here’s a clip from the end of the movie Smoke Signals. The character Thomas is speaking the words of a poem by Dick Lourie,¬†entitled Forgive Our Fathers :

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*thanks to Cathy Orlando for posting this link*