One day a fool wandered into the castle and found the king alone. And being a fool, he was simple minded, he didn’t see a king. He only saw a man alone and in pain. And he asked the king, “What ails you friend?” The king replied, “I’m thirsty. I need some water to cool my throat”. So the fool took a cup from beside his bed, filled it with water and handed it to the king. As the king began to drink, he realized his wound was healed. He looked in his hands and there was the holy grail, that which he sought all of his life. And he turned to the fool and said with amazement, “How can you find that which my brightest and bravest could not?”
And the fool replied, "I don’t know. I only knew that you were thirsty."
My friends are at Balmorhea today. Need to get back out there.
It’s Liz Lambert’s world; the rest of us are just hoping for an invite to her next pool party.
Our August issue hits newsstands today! Check this glorious shot of entrepreneur Liz Lambert’s favorite place in Texas, the stone tank on her family’s ranch in West Texas. Show us your favorite place by tagging #myfavetexas and we’ll repost some of our favorites. Photo by Jeff Wilson. (at Texas Monthly Magazine)
"Movies, if they’re very good, aren’t a conversation; they’re an exaltation, a shuddering of one’s being, something deeply personal yet awesomely vast. That’s what criticism exists to capture. And it’s exactly what’s hard to talk about, what’s embarrassingly rhapsodic, what runs the risk of seeming odd, pretentious, or gaseous at a time of exacting intellectual discourse."
These are my bees, says the Lord
I will make them to rise up
Out of the darkness, and into the morning sun
They will, unerringly,
Find every flower and the goodness I have put in it,
The tastes and colors of the soul,
Gather that sweetness,
And bring it home.
–Lee van Laer, Parabola's Poetry Editor
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