Today was beautiful in Seattle! It was especially nice because it’s my husband’s birthday and we took the rest of the week off from work! Yay! We went to REI and Feathered Friends for presents for Mr. F, and then we had a fabulous lunch on the beach of grilled ham and cheese sandwiches from Paseo and Talbott wine. This is our view from our Crazy Creek perch on the beach:
We even saw a Bald Eagle several yards away from us! Tomorrow we leave for Boise to celebrate with our friends! Cheers!
topic this week:
I read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand about every other year. It’s known as Ayn Rand’s last novel about the mysterious disappearance of the world’s greatest innovators and industrialists. It’s my favorite book because all the characters are fascinating. Hank Reardon, John Galt, Francisco d’Anconia, and Dagny Taggart are full of integrity and idealism. I also enjoy Ragnar Danneskjöld, the pirate with ideological principles.
Dagny Taggart is the herione of the novel. She is much more than the Vice President of the Taggart Transcontinental Railroad. More than a powerful woman engineer, she’s a fair and strong leader, an adventurer with a dynamic personality. Who wouldn’t want to be Dagny with her confidence, beauty and intelligence?
Here are some of my favorite quotes from Atlas Shrugged:
“This was reality, she thought, this sense of clear outlines, of purpose, of lightness, of hope.”
— Narrator (referring to Dagny Taggart)
Atlas Shrugged (Part 1, Chapter 4, Page 87)
“Don’t ever get angry at a man for stating the truth.”
— Dagny Taggart
Atlas Shrugged (Part 1, Chapter 10, Page 297)
“Love is our response to our highest values — and can be nothing else.”
— Francisco d’Anconia
Atlas Shrugged (Part 2, Chapter 4, Page 490)
“No one’s happiness but my own is in my power to achieve or to destroy.”
— John Galt
Atlas Shrugged (Part 3, Chapter 2, Page 798)
“To love is to value.”
— John Galt
Atlas Shrugged (Part 3, Chapter 7, Page 1,033)
- FEDERICA from Bologna, Italy is having another fabulous giveaway on her blog, Sweet as a Candy! You could win this beautiful Fern & Flora peacock headband, if you enter between now and February 28th! I hope I win the Greta in Green headband in honor of her birthday on Monday. Pop over to her beautiful blog this week!