The Wake Up Call -
4 December 2012
Like the smell of strong coffee wafting down the hall, we offer a few book-related thoughts and stories to jumpstart your day…
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Today is the Feast of St. John of Damascus (died 4 Dec 749)
Read his story…
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions” – Poet Rainer Maria Rilke, born on this day in 1875
*** Books by Rainer Maria Rilke
“Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.” – Philosopher Hannah Arendt, who died on this day in 1975
***Books by Hannah Arendt
- TS.Poetry Press: Read the first Three Chapter of L.L. Barkat’s novella THE NOVELIST [Facebook link]
- NPR BOOKS: Novelist Colm Toibin imagines Mary’s life 20 years after the crucifixion
- The Millions: 10 Holiday Gifts that Writers will actually use.
Two Books from this list:
Thanks be to God for this new day, may it be full of beauty and grace!