To understand reality is not the same as to know about outward events. It is to perceive the essential nature of things. The best-informed man is not necessarily the wisest. Indeed there is a danger that precisely in the multiplicity of his knowledge he will lose sight of what is essential. But on the other hand, knowledge of an apparently trivial detail quite often makes it possible to see into the depth of things. And so the wise man will seek to acquire the best possible knowledge about events, but always without becoming dependent upon this knowledge. To recognize the significant in the factual is wisdom. Dietrich Bonhoeffer:


Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.---RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.---ABRAHAM LINCOLN
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.---ALEXANDRE DUMAS
“It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones" --- Alexander Solzhenitsyn quotes (Russian novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature (1970), b.1918)
“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” ---Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Trick or Treat?

We  had a wonderful  two-day Halloween party at work last Saturday and Sunday. It's a custom for us having the activity for kids but I think this year is such a lot better. The decorations were more fascinating and yes, I should say budget had been prepared for a much meaningful and more fun activities. I had all the time last Saturday to witness the games which the students obviously enjoyed and appreciating the costumes they wore  for the event. It was such a day not just on the games but the food prepared, too.

Last Sunday's event was  also great in fact, better than the Saturdays as far as the children's participation is concerned. More students  joined the costume contest and more classes presented during the show. And speaking of presentation, I had my group of kids ages 8-12 talked about halloween. I coulld sense of them getting nervous during the show but they managed it anyway and I'm sure they can do a lot better next time.

 I just wished I had more time to watch what did go on during the  entire activities but I had classes to manage. I'll be waiting then for more activites we are preparing  for next month. I'm sure that will be something for the students.

Indeed, my halloween was a treat at work and with friends later by Sunday evening. This year is great, no tricks..... just all fun. :D

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