One must make one's own mistakes.
The eye is diverted from the real business, it is caught by the spectacular action that means nothing--nothing at all.
Love can be a very frightening thing.
Do not antagonize your son! He is of an age to choose for himself. Because his choice is not your choice, do not assume that you must be right. If it is a misfortune—then accept misfortune. Be at hand to aid him when he needs aid. But do not turn him against you.
The rain was pouring down again. The wind came in fitful gusts. The depressing sound of the pattering rain nearly drove them mad.
To be part of something one doesn't in the least understand is, I think, one of the most intriguing things about life.