The 05/07/13 Joy Jar

6 May


It was 87 today in Seattle and in terms of Seattle weather, it was approaching hot. Other parts of the country might say it was downright pleasant. Ice is wonderful on a warm day because it cools everything. Moi is grateful that ice is so readily available. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is ice.

If I offer you a glass of water, and bring back a cup of ice, I’m trying to teach you patience. And also that sometimes you get ice with no water, and later you’ll get water with no ice. Ah, but that’s life, no?

Jarod Kintz, Ah, but that’s life, no?

He who cannot put his thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of dispute.”
Friedrich Nietzsche,
Human, All Too Human

Like there’s actually a need for Greenland. You can get ice at 7-Eleven.”
Steve Kluger

ice contains no future , just the past, sealed away. As if they’re alive, everything in the world is sealed up inside, clear and distinct. Ice can preserve all kinds of things that way- cleanly, clearly. That’s the essence of ice, the role it plays.”
Haruki Murakami,
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

One of the reasons there are so many terms for conditions of ice is that the mariners observing it were often trapped in it, and had nothing to do except look at it.”
Alec Wilkinson, The Ice Balloon: S. A. Andrée and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration

You never really know your friends from your enemies until the ice breaks”

Eskimo Proverb

If you are going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance”


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