Jennifer sends along this quote:
“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.”
— Henry Ward Beecher
# 184 in the section on “practical morality” in In pursuit of virtue: Al-Akhlâq wa’l-Siyar (Morals and Behaviour) By Ibn Hazm al-Andalusi describes these in a bit more detail.
by the way, my dad told me in an email that he appreciated what Jennifer wrote to Sam last week:
She “put into words what many of us are thinking and feeling. She had reached that mellow, introspective part of our day (s) (1:11 am) and I am sure was totally focused on her thoughts about Sam……a joyful and peaceful interlude.”