Favorite Quotes

“Books are uniquely portable magic.”
Stephen King

“The work will wait
while you show the child a rainbow,
but the rainbow won’t wait
while you do the work.”
Patricia Clifford


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“The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you’ll go.”
Dr. Seuss

“Outside of a dog,
a book is man’s best friend.
Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”
Groucho Marx


If I had my child to raise all over again,
I’d do less correcting, and more connecting,
I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I would care to know less and know to care more.
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.
I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I’d run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I’d do more hugging, and less tugging.
I would be firm less often, and affirm much more,
I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I’d teach less about the love of power and more about the power of love.

Diane Loomans

               The parade
The parade





“You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” A.A. Milne, “Winnie-the-Pooh”    130815GraftonGap-075