Musings & Miscellany

10 on the 10th

April 2020

Happy day, reader dear!

I hope this post finds you well and staying home. If your work is essential and you are still out and about and serving others, many thanks and bless you. I pray for your health and safety daily. This post is scheduled to go live on Friday, and I start Easter Break on Thursday evening, so please forgive me if I don’t respond to your comments as speedily as usual. The irony of this enforced slow down in the world is that it feels perfectly in sync with my desire to slow down and honor Holy Week.

Leslie, of Once Upon a Time Happily Ever After mentioned that she’s hosting a 10 on the 10th for April, with the theme of 10 favorite quotes, songs, and bible verses. I’m not quite sure how all this works, but there’s nothing like throwing yourself in to learn something new! Rather than pick 10 of one category, I dabbled in all three. I don’t know if that’s against the rules, or even what the rules are. The task seemed simple enough, but I kept finding more additions in each category. So for the moment, here are some quotes, songs, and verses that keep me going lately. Hope they keep you going, too…


Those who don’t read good books have no advantage over those who can’t. Mark Twain

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt (This is an all-time favorite. It’s even inside my closet door!)

No one can make you feel inferior without your permission. Eleanor Roosevelt

And because this is a style blog, I felt obligated to share at least one style quote!


Melt With You, Modern English.

Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone, Bill Withers version.

And if we needed reminding that we are amazing together. And will be again. Hallelujah, Rufus Wainright/Choir!Choir!Choir! version.

If this next part isn’t for you, no worries, just skip to This reckoning down below!

Bible Verses

Ephesians 4:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens, as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him.

Mark 9:24 Then the boy’s father cried out, “I do believe, help my unbelief!”

Psalm 116:13 I will take the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.

This reckoning took me back to our days of living in England. One of my favorite radio shows on BBC Radio 4 was Desert Island Discs. Now I’ve discovered there’s a podcast! (I expect you’ll see it again next month on my 5 Faves post in April!) Let me know. Do any of my choices make your heart sing? Normally, my song list would be much more raucous, but this time they all feel mellow and moody… Go figure. Please share one of your favorite songs, quotes, or bible verses! I’d love to hear.

Stay safe, sound, sane, and stylish!


  • Leslie Susan Clingan

    So glad to have you play along for 10 on the 10th. No rules so what you did is perfect. And it is what I did, too!! A little of all three categories.

    So Melt With You. Really like that song but never knew that was what he was saying. Thank you. Ain’t No Sunshine…may he rest in peace. And Hallelujah, always beautiful.

    Thoughtful quotes. Eleanor R. – do one thing every day that scares you. Which was part of the thought behind my Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone posts.

    Had not heard/read the Claire McCardell quote before. But hear, hear!! Spending time on one’s clothing is more important than spending money, in my opinion. I had children/students who were dirt poor, but they were clean, their hair was combed and their clothes washed and ironed. Amen.

    • closetplayadmin

      Thank you for coming to “see” me, Leslie! Claire McCardell was a brilliant designer AND a practical woman! Eleanor R. would be one of my first choices for a coffee date, if she were still available…

    • closetplayadmin

      Thank you for the visit, April! You could do 11 on the 11th… Or 14 on the 14th! I think I’d wait for next month, though… 😉

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