Monday, May 16, 2011

Morning Coffee - Especially A chimera in my brain!

A memory of yesterday's pleasures, a fear of tomorrow's dangers, a straw under my knees, a noise in my ear, a light in my eye, an anything, a nothing, a fancy, a chimera in my brain, troubles me in my prayers.
-- John Donne



  1. I had to goggle chimera. I knew that John Donne wasn't talking about one of those outdoor fireplaces! But I do understand what he was saying, because I too have that problem. Have to teach my mind to "be still and know that I am God".

  2. I had to google it too, Jane and when I read "a fire-breathing she-monster" - I knew that was exactly my problem!

  3. I read about the genetics one rather than the mythology one, lol! Imagine, a mouse rummaging in my brain, leaving droppings of doubt, discord, despair, that can go viral and make me terribly sick! Lord, have mercy and focus my thoughts on YOU!

  4. It's always those darn "droppings of doubt, discord, despair,"!

  5. When you quote John Donne, you have touched a cord in my little English heart... :)

    He is an interesting fella, isn't he? And seems to know our human nature far too well...

  6. I cannot tell a lie... I don't think I've ever ready anything, except for the odd quote, by John Donne. Now I must go in search of some of his works.....

    Thank goodness for google...