The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
- William James, Philosopher
In American life, we think we are most free when we don't need anybody. Exactly what Alzheimer's represents is absolute dependency - That's what we all need to learn - how deeply we need one another.
- Stanley Hauerwas, Professor of Theological Ethics
If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen.
- Loretta Girzartis, Author
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat . . .We must find each other.
- Mother Theresa, Saint
They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.
- Bil Keane, Cartoonist
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer, Missionary
All real living is meeting.
- Martin Buber, Philosopher
A good traveler is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveler does not know where he came from.
- Lin Yutang, Writer
Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.
- Christopher Columbus, Explorer
Nothing is more revealing than movement.
- Martha Graham, Dancer
You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
- A. A. Milne, Author (Winnie the Pooh)
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essayist
Memory Bridge Newsletter
10/10/08 - Greetings!
Welcome to Memory Bridge's autumn edition of Crossings. Along with the change of season have come many wonderful new expressions of Memory Bridge's mission. You can read about our new projects in upcoming editions of Crossings.
This month we will introduce you to our new Memory Bridge Director and share articles that highlight ways people are listening to learn and learning to listen to people living with Alzheimer's disease. We hope you find our newsletter informative and inspiring!