Noted and Quoted

“The eternal glories gleam afar,
To nerve my faint endeavor…
For I am his, and he is mine,
Forever and forever.”

-James Grindlay Small

 

 

“In friendship…we think we have chosen our peers. In reality a few years’ difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another…the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting–any of these chances might have kept us apart. But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking no chances. A secret master of ceremonies has been at work. Christ, who said to the disciples, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you,” can truly say to every group of Christian friends, “Ye have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another.” The friendship is not a reward for our discriminating and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each of us the beauties of others.”

-C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

 

 

“Beautiful things don’t ask for attention.”

-Sean O’Connell (played by Sean Penn) in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 2013 Film

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