From the Darkest Depths Come the Most Exotic Flowers

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“Great people will always be mocked by those who feel smaller than them. A lion does not flinch at laughter coming from a hyena. A gorilla does not budge from a banana thrown at it by a monkey. A nightingale does not stop singing its beautiful song at the intrusion of an annoying woodpecker. Whenever you should doubt your self-worth, remember the lotus flower. Even though it plunges to life from beneath the mud,
it does not allow the dirt that surrounds it to affect its growth or beauty.”

**Suzy Kassem

When Possibilities Surround You

“It’s in the morning, for most of us. It’s that time, those few seconds when we’re coming out of sleep but we’re not really awake yet. For those few seconds we’re something more primitive than what we are about to become. We have just slept the sleep of our most distant ancestors, and something of them and their world still clings to us. For those few moments we are unformed, uncivilized. We are not the people we know as ourselves, but creatures more in tune with a tree than a keyboard. We are untitled, unnamed, natural, suspended between was and will be, the tadpole before the frog, the worm before the butterfly. We are for a few brief moments, anything and everything we could be. And then…and then — ah — we open our eyes and the day is before us and … we become ourselves.”

** Jerry Spinelli

Hold On Tight

“Right now, the person’s hand that you hold – The chance of meeting that person is like a miracle. Even when you go into the light, don’t let go of that hand.”

~ Nobuta wo Produce

So Annoying!

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
**Isaac Asimov

Leave Propaganda, Find the Truth

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

Nose in the Sand

I might show facts as plain as day:

but, since your eyes are blind, you’d say,

“Where? What?”

and turn away.

**Christina Rossetti

The “attended to my answer” is the important part

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.
**Henry David Thoreau