Ghost children, empathy, and easter. 3 Monday quotes.

I’ve lately been reading a wide swath of whatever, and apparently refusing to share any of it because… cohesion. So in lieu of a blog post that would make all these come elegantly together, below are the quotes I’m saving from a few works that may or may not be awesome on the whole: From Education’s culture of…

“I’m interested in the emotions underneath these rituals, not the specifics”

As a complement to my earlier post, here’s a quote from Alain de Botton’s Dec 23 article for The Guardian, in which he describes how secular thinkers might take advantage of aspects of Christmas: “We live in a crowded but lonely world. The public spaces in which we typically encounter others – commuter trains, jostling pavements – conspire…

“Peace on Earth”

For the Mess, for the palpable grappling with failure, for the sting in some of the carols that are bludgeoning speakers today — essentially, for the “rest of us” — Jesus this song you wrote The words are sticking in my throat “Peace on Earth” Hear it every Christmas time But hope and history won’t…