shiny and tinny

tinfoil crossOctober 13, 2015

‘I shall take the heart,’ returned the Tin Woodman; ‘for brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.’  -Frank L. Baum, The Wizard of Oz

Forget your harps, your tin-foil angels—the only heaven worth having would be the heaven of answers. -Mark Slouka

Today I accidentally stepped on a snail on the sidewalk…I too am like that snail. I build a defensive wall around myself, a “shell” if you will. But my shell…is made out of tinfoil and paper bags. -Jack Handey

Sometimes, too, I dream of the indecipherable language of tin... -Oliver Sacks

When hope is not pinned wriggling onto a shiny image or expectation, it sometimes floats forth and opens. -Anne Lamott

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