Monday, March 30, 2009

Mute Monday... easing back in to it...



Diane said...

“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares.”
Henri Nouwen quotes (Dutch Christian writer 1932 - 1996)

I'm thinking of you today!

emilyruth said...

have you seen 'meet the robinsons'?
it's a great disney movie
& at one point when the little boy
invents something that doesn't work
(or works too well, maybe is more accurate, as peanut butter flies everywhere:)
the whole robinson family looks at him & then they break into applause
& say 'great failure!'
'that was one heck of a mess up'
stuff like that...
i tear up every time
that is exactly as it should be
cheering each other on
even in failure
because we know that the things we learn from failure
are the things that make eventual success...

you are loved, jmb
even if our faces only meet every once in a while:)


ps i just read some nouwen this morning & i love him so much...a wonderful, real writer...