To Be or Not To Be

A little kingdom I possess,
Where thoughts and feelings dwell;
And very hard the task I find
Of governing it well.
-- Louisa May Alcott.
...........hmmm....that more or less describes my situation !!

~A Wise Man Said~

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
-- Aristotle

Monday, June 17, 2002
The word 'Charity' has a very unpleasant connotation for me.

I wouldn't mind paying twice the sum for a thing, but it would jar my soul to accept something that was given away in disdain. I would rather go without a thing than accept something that was offered to me not because I merited it, but because I needed it.

Two lines written a long time ago express it succintly --

I'm no beggar, whatever I might be
I accept everything, except Charity!