Blog - Human Nature


Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 26, 2023 • 23 Comments

To dream the impossible dream. To fight the unbeatable foe. To bear with unbearable sorrow. To run where the brave dare not go. To right the un-rightable wrong. To love, pure and chaste from afar. To try when your arms are too weary to reach the unreachable star. This is my quest! To follow that... Read More


Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 27, 2023 • 26 Comments

Imagine there’s no heaven. It’s easy if you try. No hell below us. Above us, only sky. Imagine all the people Livin’ for today. Imagine there’s no countries. It isn’t hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for. And no religion, too. Imagine all the people Livin’ life in peace. You may say I’m... Read More

What Are We? (#3)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 20, 2023 • 35 Comments

Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon? Would you like to fly in my beautiful balloon? We could float among the stars together, you and I. For we can fly! We can fly! Up, up and away! My beautiful, my beautiful balloon! The world’s a nicer place in my beautiful balloon. It wears... Read More

What Are We? (#2)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 13, 2023 • 49 Comments

Who can I turn to when nobody needs me? My heart wants to know, and so I must go where destiny leads me. With no star to guide me, and no one beside me, I’ll go on my way, and after the day, The darkness will hide me. And maybe tomorrow I’ll find what I’m... Read More

Turn the Other Cheek

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 29, 2022 • 20 Comments

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive... Read More

Two True Things

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 15, 2022 • 16 Comments

People who need people Are the luckiest people in the world. We’re children, needing other children, And yet letting a grown-up pride Hide all the need inside, Acting more like children than children. Lovers are very special people. They’re the luckiest people in the world. – Henry Robert Merrill Levan (1921-1998), from “People” (1964) I... Read More

The Silver Cord

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 23, 2022 • 51 Comments

Remember Him—before the silver cord is severed, and the golden bowl is broken; before the pitcher is shattered at the spring, and the wheel broken at the well,  and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. – Ecclesiastes 12:6-7 Please read our frame-verse a... Read More


Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 29, 2022 • 27 Comments

Now I’ve been crying lately, Thinkin’ about the world as it is. Why must we go on hating? Why can’t we live in bliss? Oh, Peace Train take this country, Come take me home again. – Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), from “Peace Train” (1971) I still can vividly recall how it felt to be afraid... Read More


Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 27, 2021 • 27 Comments

“Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.” – Henry James, novelist (1843-1916) Kindness seems to most of us to be the weak sister in our pantheon of virtues. Love. Forgiveness. Truth. Wisdom. Justice. Mercy. And, um…... Read More

The Greatest Love

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 20, 2021 • 29 Comments

No matter what they take from me, they can’t take away my dignity, Because the greatest love of all is happening to me. I found the greatest love of all inside of me. The greatest love of all is easy to achieve! Learning to love yourself, it is the greatest love of all. – Linda... Read More