It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Chapter 9, Page 2, Book 15

Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky -- or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time. 

Carl Sandburg,

September 2nd  - Do the math

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.

 Mignon McLaughlin 

I think that what the quote above is talking about is how love doesn’t follow the normal rules of mathematics. When I think about shared moments with a loved one like great sunset, a hummingbird that seemed to think your ear was a flower or a secret, an old story or one with a special meaning between two people,  these are the things which help to bind us together as beloved friends, and this is when the normal rules of math don’t apply.  One plus one does equal everything.  These friendships are part of what make our lives memorable. 

Then there is the idea that one plus one equals one.  Marriage is when two people are joined to become one.  And when you think about it, there is the fact that we are all one when it comes to living in this world.  We need to remind each other, that when one falters another is there to support, when one falls, another is there to stand in the breach and to pick up the fallen.

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.  

Eric Hoffer


jack69 said...

This one is just SWEET. I like that math..1+1= EVERYTHING! YOu done good!

betty said...

I like that the arithmetic of love goes against the conventional way of doing math; it is so much more better I think!


Debbie said...

I like this so much better than conventional math.