Last week I was giving unsolicited advice to somebody due to have her first baby in a few months. Rule Number One, of course, is Read aloud. But the second rule, only slightly less important, is Learn what to let slide. So many things are, or become, irrelevant when there's a new member of the human family to take care of. (Prioritization is crucial at every other point in life too.)

Coincidentally, today Paulette had the movie Fight Club on the TV, as background accompaniment to her knitting project. I was delighted to catch a quote fresh to my ears:

"No fear. No distractions. The ability to let that which does not matter truly slide."

(cf. ReadAloud (20 Mar 2002), EinBenStein (19 Sep 2002), BeneathNotice (23 May 2003), FightClub (15 Jun 2003), CutTheVolume (5 Mar 2004) ...)

TopicHumor - TopicEntertainment - TopicLife - 2005-04-25

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