Random quote of the day:

“You are in control of your life. Don’t ever forget that. You are what you are because of the conscious and subconscious choices you have made.”

—Barbara Hall, A Summons to New Orleans

I don’t usually inject my own opinion into the quotes, preferring to let people make up their own minds about things. But this quote strikes me as particularly ironic in regards to my own life. You see, the lesson I have been learning, constantly reinforced over recent months and years, is that control is an illusion that we humans comfort ourselves with. I do believe we have free will, but often that amounts to how we react to the uncontrollable forces that swirl around us. You may, of course, have another opinion—such is the nature of opinions. And I have no control over that.


Disclaimer:  The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.