“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
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley
I might show facts as plain as day:
but, since your eyes are blind, you’d say,
and turn away.
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.
**Henry David Thoreau