a harsh and dreadful thing

Never be frightened at your own faintheartedness in attaining love, and meanwhile do not even be frightened by your own bad acts. I am sorry that I cannot say anything more comforting, for active love is a harsh and fearful thing compared with love in dreams.
--The Brothers Karamazov


"Colin," I asked, startled, "What is on your finger?? Is that poop on your finger?"

"Oh, no, Mom," he said seriously, "I just wiped it on your shirt."

2 comments:

Kimberly said...

ACK!

Well, Mary said to take heart...Luke finally turned a corner just a little while ago and he is just about one year older than Colin.

Though I still suggest duct-taping his underwear together. OOOOh. Or making him wear mittens inside.

Zanshin said...

Just reread that chapter of BK. Some serious stuff.