A small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. So instead of focusing on the assholes who hurt us, let's empower the angels who help us. We probably can't discourage the butt thrower downers, but we can encourage the butt picker uppers.
Like all of us, she’s had her struggles – some devastating. Her fiancé was killed in a plane crash, and she had a very public miscarriage. (Her pregnancy was announced to the world as one of the puzzles on Wheel of Fortune --
Dante wrote, Non c'è dolore più grande che ricordare nella miseria il momento in cui eravamo felici. (There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.)
So true. It's not the sad memories that make us saddest. It's the happy ones that tear us up.
"Nobody ever tells you beforehand how ridiculously hard it's going to be."
That utilitarian line from the late Adriennne Shelly's screenplay, The Waitress(1:14:15), is so much bigger than the context from which it was delivered. It was the only line from a fed-up, disenchanted mother of a bratty tod...