Thursday, May 19, 2011

Snapshot of a moment

Lately, I have read many comments from various places and sources regarding Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger and one comment I have seen quite often confuses me: "She is a Kennedy after all." I will keep my own personal opinion of Arnold to myself, but I will say that I adore and love Maria Shriver and The Kennedy's and I am not sure how Maria being part Kennedy inoculates her from any hurt and pain of having been cheated on?

I'm not wanting to debate the moral values of The Kennedy's, but it did get me to thinking about how people love to recall mistakes made by others. Frankly, I am busy sweeping around my own front door, I'll leave it to others do their own sweeping.

My heart and prayers go out to all involved.
Photo: Sixpence & A Blue mOOn

Some nice quotes:

All we see of someone at any moment is a snapshot of their life: there in riches or poverty, in joy or despair. Snapshots don't show the million decisions that led to that moment.  - R. Bach

Our judgements judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows. ~ Paul Valéry Flametree

Time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain, therefore, awhile from setting yourself up as judge of the highest matters. ~Plato


Karena said...

Ah yes I have eaten enough of my own words for a lifetime!

Art by Karena

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Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. Oh my, I am tired of eating my own words so slowly but surely, I am learning...:)

I am following your blog. :)


The Sewing Loft said...

I agree with you, and cannot imagine how Maria is feeling. It can't be good, at all. She is showing nothing but grace and class during this time. Thanks for sharing.


adrielleroyale said...

Indeed!! We expect too much of mere mortals I think. I cannot even imagine what she must be going through. :( I love your quotes, too, they are so true and wise.

Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

Barb, she is one classy and strong woman! I guess the one positive in all of it is she can has the financial means and family support to change her situation, where many women would not have. I cannot imagine have to deal with all this in the scrutiny and criticism of the public. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a kind comment. xOx

Adreille, yes we do.:( She is handling all of it with such class. Not so sure I could do so well (I'm quite confident I could not.) Wishing you a beautiful weekend. xOx

LadyCat said...

It is hard to hold your head up under such humiliating circumstances. But she is doing a good job of showing her strength in a very difficult time.
Reminds me the saying by Eleanor Roosevelt...“A woman is like a tea bag, you can not tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water”

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sixpence,

Such a great post and love all the quotes you have shared.
Judge not, that ye be not judged, always comes to mind.

Hope that you are enjoying your weekend