You say grace before meals all right

You say grace before meals.  All right.  But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.  ~G.K. Chesterton

Wherever i have knocked a door has

In my development as a human being and as a writer I have been, it seems to me, extremely blessed, even while complaining.Wherever I have knocked, a door has opened.  Wherever I have wandered, a path has appeared.I have been helped, supported, encouraged, and nurtured by people of all races, creeds, colors, and dreams; and I have, to the best of my ability, returned help, support, encouragement, and nurture.  ~Alice Walker, In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens (Acknowledgments)TPV