I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.
Leo Rosten

Quiet Corner

10 Comments CherryPie on Jul 26th 2009

10 Responses to “Cherie’s Place – Thought for the Week”

  1. Phidelm says:

    Hello Cherie – at last: access! Looks as if your evil server ate my previous comment attempt; so forgive if this is duplicate.
    Love this one – so true. Enjoyed LR’s Hyman Kaplan series + The Joys of Yiddish, so recommend if you don’t already know ‘em. Glorious pic, as ever; that sculpture of the ‘contemplative’ monk (ie sneaking a snooze!) in the corner makes it, somehow.

    • CherryPie says:

      I think the server has been seen to now ;-) I have not read that series although it sounds as if I would enjoy them :-) This part of the garden is supposed to convey the structure that was once the Benedictine monastery, hence the monk :-)

  2. jameshigham says:

    Oh yes, there’s no point expecting any compassion from weaker people and it’s logical. You’d not get a lot of compassion from a child but the child might get it from you.

  3. jameshigham says:

    I love the statue in the corner. Is statue the right word?

    • CherryPie says:

      Yes statue is the right word, you hardly notice it as you turn the corner. You suddenly spot it as you start to walk towards it.

  4. love the quote…like the statue too. :)

  5. There is a lot in that. Lovely pic.