A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


By Peter Darcy | On May 8, 2016 | No Comments

Even in the darkest moments, light exists if you have the faith to see it. Fear is a poison produced by the mind, and courage is the antidote stored always ready in the soul. In misfortune lies the seed of future triumph. They have no hope who have no belief in the intelligent design of all things, but those who…

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Intelligent Design

By Peter Darcy | On May 1, 2016 | No Comments

The disturbing but undeniable allure of this future world was different from the beauty of the world now past, not just in the nature of its landscapes but in its fundamental quality. Beauty is truth, truth beauty: Philosophers for ages had said that beauty was proof of design by a higher power, because living things could function just as well…

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Meaning of the Universe

By Peter Darcy | On Apr 23, 2016 | No Comments

Not everything that happens during the day is an omen portending a good or evil development in the future, but everything has meaning to one degree or another, for the world is an ever-weaving tapestry from which no thread can be pulled without destroying the integrity of the cloth. The breadth of Creation makes it impossible for us to step…

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To My Wife

By Peter Darcy | On Apr 16, 2016 | No Comments

To Gerda. In the thousands of days in my life, the most momentous was – and always will be – the day we met. [Dean Koontz, From the Corner of His Eye (Bantam Books: New York, NY, 2012), Dedication page.]

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True Wisdom

By Peter Darcy | On Apr 7, 2016 | No Comments

In each little life, we can see great truth and beauty, and in each little life we glimpse the way of all things in the universe. If we allow ourselves to be enchanted by the beauty of the ordinary, we begin to see that all things are extraordinary. If we allow ourselves to be humbled by what we do not…

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Victory Over Grief

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 28, 2016 | No Comments

When I lost Stormy, I never destroyed the card [predicting our marriage] in anger. I have no anger. I have never raged at man or God about what happened. Sorrow is my legacy from that terrible day, and as well a humbling awareness of my inadequacies, which are beyond counting. To keep the sorrow from overwhelming me, I remain focused…

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We Choose Happiness

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 3, 2016 | No Comments

No one’s life should be rooted in fear. We are born for wonder, for joy, for hope, for love, to marvel at the mystery of existence, to be ravished by the beauty of the world, to seek truth and meaning, to acquire wisdom, and by our treatment of others to brighten the corner where we are…. No one can grant…

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Witty Description of a Self-Help Guru

By Peter Darcy | On Feb 27, 2016 | No Comments

Dr. Bob managed so successfully to turn the answers to every question into a mini-lecture on self-esteem and positive thinking that Ethan wanted Hazard to arrest him on charges of felony cliché and practicing philosophy without an idea. [Dean Koontz, The Face (Bantam Books: New York, NY, 2009), p. 476.]

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