Monday, December 15, 2014

"A disciple asks the rebbe, 'Why does Torah tell us to "place these words upon your hearts"? Why does it not tell us to place these holy words in our hearts?' The rebbe answers: 'It is because as we are, our hearts are closed, and we cannot place the holy words in our hearts. So we place them on top of our hearts. And there they stay until, one day, the heart breaks and the words fall in.'" - Hasidic tale

"It is better to love a little than to understand everything"
~ George MacDonald

Monday, December 8, 2014

Faith, a blind cow at The Gentle Barn

I am the voice of the voiceless
Through me the dumb shall speak
Till the deaf world's ear
Be made to hear
The wrongs of the wordless weak.

And I am my brother's keeper
And I shall fight his fight
And speak the word
For beast and bird
Till the world shall set things right.
-Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919)

the trunk of a beautiful tree at
Santa Clarita, CA
(a very special place)