“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
“For just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there’s nothing else. It’s here, and you’d better decide to enjoy it or you’re going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.”
There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.
“For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.”
“Let your dreams outgrow the shoes of your expectations.”
“My dreams have become puny with the reality my life has become.”
“It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I
keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that
people are really good at heart.”
This means to much more when you understand that Miss Frank wrote this in her diary as a young Jewish girl hiding from the Nazis with her family in WWII. She did not survive the camps, but up to the last entry she maintained her faith in the world. If she can believe in humanity, who can then do otherwise?