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LIT 140: Tuesdays with Morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie
by Mitch Albom

 

» kissing…good-bye earn[s] you extra credit

» tension of opposites: life is a series of pulls back & forth. like a pull on a rubber band. which side wins? love wins. love always wins.

» the key to finding meaning in life is to stop taking out the garbage

» why are we embarrassed by silence? what comfort do we find in all the noise?

» you don’t need speech or hearing to feel [friendship]

» without love, we are birds with broken wings

» offering others what you have to give. …your time. your concern. your storytelling.

» one cannot be spared the grief of loss by grieving before loss

» in the beg of life… [&] the end of life, you need others to survive, right? but here’s the secret: in between, we need others as well.

» “I’m bargaining with Him up there now. I’m asking Him, ‘do I get to be one of the angels?'”

» have you ever really had a teacher? 1 who saw you as a raw but precious thing, a jewel that, w/ wisdom, could be polished to a proud shine?

1 more inspired by the relevance of local events

» “death ends a life, not a relationship.” – Tuesdays with Morrie … adieu @AzBill http://is.gd/cLy

and the wisdom of another on the impending loss of my grandmother 

» one cannot be spared the grief of loss by grieving before loss

 

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LIT 140: The Alchemist


The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho

 

1st reading

» the lake into which Narcissus drowned weeps for him, for it was in the depths of his eyes that she sees her own beauty reflected

» intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into life’s universal currents, where histories & knowledges of all peoples are connected

» people need not dear fear the unknown so long as they are capable of achieving what they need & want

» when you cannot go back, you have only to worry about the best way of moving forward. the rest is up to Allah, including the danger.

» when it is not a battle of good & evil, but for the balance of power, it will last longer than others – because Allah is on both side

2nd reading

» one is loved because one is loved. no reason is needed for loving.

 

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