The 01/22/13 Joy Jar

21 Jan

The last several days have been cold for Seattle with the temperature hovering around freezing. There has been a temperate inversion and that has produced a thick pea soup fog. There is something mysterious about fog. One expects Sherlock Holmes to emerge. The horror movie, ‘Fog’ made people disappear. It is good to have variety, like fog because it is good for one’s imagination. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is fog.

 

“Under the thinning fog the surf curled and creamed, almost without sound, like a thought trying to form inself on the edge of consciousness.”
Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep

 

It is not the clear-sighted who rule the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog.
Joseph Conrad

Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
E. L. Doctorow

Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin

The atmosphere of libraries, lecture rooms and laboratories is dangerous to those who shut themselves up in them too long. It separates us from reality like a fog.
Alexis Carrel

Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us. Henri Matisse

Truth is the torch that gleams through the fog without dispelling it.
Claude Adrien Helvetius

 

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