Excerpt | Grounded

It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.

Tolkien, J. R. R. (1955) The Lord of the Rings

Excerpt | Catch-22

There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind.
Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions.
Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them.
If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to.
Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle.

"That's some catch, that Catch-22," he observed.

"It's the best there is," Doc Daneeka agreed.

Heller, J (1961) Catch-22

Excerpt | Twins

“Fred, you next," the plump woman said.
"I'm not Fred, I'm George," said the boy.
"Honestly, woman, you call yourself our mother? Can't you tell I'm George?"
"Sorry, George, dear."
"Only joking, I am Fred," said the boy and off he went.

Rowling, J.K. (1997) Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone

Excerpt | Sermon

The Seven Social Sins are:

Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Worship without sacrifice.
Politics without principle.


By Frederick Lewis Donaldson, 1925

Atmospheres | Peder Severin Krøyer
 
Hip, Hip, Hurrah! 1888

Hip, Hip, Hurrah! 1888

 
Et Cetera | Wabi Sabi
 
Wabi Sabi Apartment, by Sergey Makhno Architects, 2018

Wabi Sabi Apartment, by Sergey Makhno Architects, 2018