by Jay O'Toole
We live much of life amid unique choices. Joy is anchored in The One beyond our life.
"Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement.
One fails forward toward success."
C. S. Lewis
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen:
not only because I see it,
but because by it I see everything else."
C. S. Lewis
“I have come home at last!
This is my real country!
I belong here.
This is the land
I have been looking for all my life,
though I never knew it till now...
Come further up, come further in!”
― C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle
“The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
The sun goes down. The sun comes up
upon the same ol' day.
We build the same old coffee cup
to go our same old way.
Tomorrow will be February two,
just like it was today.
The next day after that we'll do
the same, that we now say.
I wonder when will cycles stop
to bring us newer times?
I wonder when we'll movie shop
to reach a better clime.
A groundhog sounds like someone who
puts all their things around
to keep a plot of land from you
as selfishness abounds.
Just start the clock a-going now.
Make Punxsutawney past,
that when tomorrow comes somehow
the future then will last.
by Jay O’Toole
on February 2nd, 2023