My guest this week is my grandson, William.
We travelled overnight by bus from Brussels to Strasbourg, arriving around 4am. We were unable to check into the hotel until 6am., so we decided to walk around.
Walking down the street and seeing the cathedral dominating the sky was quite a spectacular sight.
The contrast between how empty the city was at that time, compared to after 9am was amazing.
If we had arrived later in the day we wouldn’t have been able to imagine the streets so empty.
Photo: Strasbourg Cathedral, France. (c) William Kling 2018
Money can’t buy happiness,
but it’s a lot more comfortable crying inside a Ferrari ,
than on a bike.
Photo: Southwest National Park Tasmania. (c) David Trudinger circa 1990
Ve get too soon oldt undt too late schmart.
(Anonymous, Pennsylvania Dutch)
Photo by Marius Venter on Pexels.com
I beg you, do not be unchangeable.
Do not believe that you alone can be right.
The man who thinks that,
The man who maintains that only he has the power
to reason correctly, the gift to speak, the soul–
A man like that, when you know him, turns out empty.
(Greek philosopher Sophocles)
Photo: (c) Lee-Anne Kling circa 1980.
Bach gave us God’s word,
Mozart gave us God’s laughter,
Beethoven gave us God’s fire,
God gave us music that we might pray without words.
Photo: Blue Mountains N.S.W. (c) Marie Trudinger circa 2000
A recent study has found that women who carry a little extra weight
live longer than the men who mention it.
Photo: Glen Helen Gorge N.T. (c) Marie Trudinger 2010
I simply haven’t the nerve to imagine a being, a force, a cause which keeps planets revolving in their orbits,
and then suddenly stops in order to give me a bicycle with three speeds.
Photo: Wild flowers in Central Australia. (c) Sam Gross, circa 1948.