On Optimism & Pessimism

1 Feb
James Branch Cabell

Image by VCU Libraries via Flickr

I heard this quote as a teenager and it has stayed with me:

The optimist believes this is the best of all possible worlds;
the pessimist fears it is.

James Branch Cabell


Editor’s Note:

My Blog Director has advised me to stop saying ‘This is from a WordPress prompt’.  As my Blog Director is also my eldest son, I have to obey him because I want him to visit me from time to time.  I’m weak, I know; but I like him. 

From now on, all posts based on WordPress prompts will have a tag called ‘WordPress Prompts’. 

I look at it this way: those of you using the WordPress prompts will know what they are; no one else will care.

Is that alright, sweetie?  If you visit this weekend, I’ll do a gammon roast.

15 Responses to “On Optimism & Pessimism”

  1. Cindy February 1, 2011 at 05:58 #

    Oooh, can I gatecrash the gammon roast?


  2. slpmartin February 1, 2011 at 06:04 #

    Oh how does Tory Boy have so much free time at University to direct his mom’s writing? 🙂


    • Tilly Bud February 1, 2011 at 11:42 #

      An adult child will always make time to boss their parents. 🙂


  3. vivinfrance February 1, 2011 at 06:45 #

    where do you find these wordpress prompts – can anybody join?


    • earlybird February 1, 2011 at 10:32 #

      I think it’s here Viv http://dailypost.wordpress.com/


    • Tilly Bud February 1, 2011 at 11:44 #

      earlybird has given you the link but here’s another you might like: http://dreamzhappenquiltz.wordpress.com/

      The WordPress postaday2011 challenge started at the beginning of the year. Didn’t you get the email? I think you’ve posted every day so technically you’ve taken part; I would just email and ask. Otherwise, you can still use the prompts.


      • vivinfrance February 1, 2011 at 14:35 #

        Thanks, Tilly: that’s a lovely blog. I’m making another strippy cuddly,(Do you want it?) to use up all the leftover bits. But the pile doesn’t seem to get any smaller and I have to clear the workroom by the weekend to use the three tables for our haggis party…

        PS, I do hope you have a phone by the bed!


  4. earlybird February 1, 2011 at 10:32 #

    I couldn’t agree with your Blog Director more! What you write is entirely original and it makes it seem less so somehow if you tell us that you were prompted to write it by wordpress. Even though it is purely your interpretation. Well done Blog Director.I fully approve of the changes. 🙂


  5. alienhippy February 1, 2011 at 13:59 #

    I enjoyed reading this and your attitude made me lol.
    Love and hugs. xx 🙂


  6. Chloe February 3, 2011 at 20:04 #

    I agree with your gammon-roast-eating Blog Director 😀 It does not matter where the prompt comes from, but the magic YOU work with it xx


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