“To hold our tongues when everyone is gossiping, to smile without hostility at people and institutions, to compensate for the shortage of love in the world with more love in small, private matters; to be more faithful in our work, to show greater patience, to forgo the cheap revenge obtainable from mockery and criticism: all these are things we can do.”—Herman Hesse (via ulakulpa)
Finally got my wisdom teeth out, and it HURTS like crazy. But oddly enough, I’m glad about today. Other than the fact that I got it done, it finally gave me a day that I had to stay in bed and just take it easy. It’s been a lot of running around lately doing errands, so I’m happy for a forced day of nothing.
But still, I’m getting some stuff done. Writing an outline for my summer camp right now, and it’s getting me pretty excited. Anyone have any good camp craft ideas though? It’s a princess related show that I’m doing, so fairytale crafts for boys and girls would definitely help.
“Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.”—Maurice Sendak (via happyhumanramblings)