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

Mirror Glass

“Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself. Each man as the other person sees him. And Each man as he really is.

~ William James

Real Friends Stand Firm When We Go Astray

I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
~ Plutarch

OurBest Friend is Our Most Childish

“Clifford the Big Red Dog” by Sandara

The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
**Samuel Butler

Is That What We’re Calling It These Days?

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“Thief” by Shalizeh

“They were indeed great rascals, and belonged to that class of people who find things before they are lost.”

**By Jacob Grimm

Worse, The “Meet and Greet” from Hell

“Woodcut Social Media Icons” by arsgrafik

Everybody is continuously connected to everybody else on Twitter, on Facebook, on Instagram, on Reddit, e-mailing, texting, faster and faster, with the flood of information jeopardizing meaning. Everybody’s talking at once in a hypnotic, hyper din: the cocktail party from hell.
~Maureen Dowd