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Friday Five: Quotes of the week [Mar. 30th, 2012|08:04 am]
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1. Gardens are a form of autobiography.  ~Sydney Eddison

2. Everything changes once we identify with the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it. ~Ram Dass

3. People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

4. At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end. ~Anonymous

5. And now the page beckons.
Thin as the layer of silver that makes the mirror reflect, it urges, Set down here what you saw, and you will understand it as never before.
And so will all the world. 
~Bonnie Friedman, WRITING PAST DARK

[User Picture]From: lorrainemt
2012-03-30 05:39 pm (UTC)
I love all these colorful quotes, but my very favorite is Thich Nhat Hanh's. In fact, I just wrote a story called Walking on Water inspired by a Sufi story that's similar in feel to this quote.

Have a wonderful weekend, Melodye. xo
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[User Picture]From: newport2newport
2012-03-31 12:30 pm (UTC)
I'm not surprised that it spoke to you, Lorraine. I like them all, very much, but truth be told, it's my favorite of the bunch. I do like the one at the bottom, though. If you haven't read WRITING PAST DARK, I highly recommend it.

Would love to read WALKING ON WATER someday...I'm already liking it, from what you've told me. And that title alone... :)

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, too! xo
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[User Picture]From: boreal_owl
2012-03-30 07:01 pm (UTC)
The quotes are wonderful, but the thing that speaks to me almost as much is the saying on the chair. I look at that chair, placed in the flower garden, and my first thought is, "Time to relax and smell the flowers."

Then my second reaction is that the phrase "Time Out" plus a chair in the corner is often used for misbehaving children who need to cool off for a while. :-)
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[User Picture]From: newport2newport
2012-03-31 12:38 pm (UTC)
I bought that chair from Goodwill last year. I imagine it once belonged to an impish child, based on the green crayon marks, scribbled on the back. Ninja naughtiness--Ha, I love thinking that's the case! And I also like that it invites me to breathe deep, to (as you said) relax and smell the flowers.

Have a great weekend... xoxo
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[User Picture]From: poolhallace
2012-04-01 08:17 pm (UTC)
What a good Friday Five! My favorite is #4.
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[User Picture]From: sarah_create
2012-04-06 08:28 am (UTC)
Came over here from my reader (where I read your posts) to say that I love these all these quotes.
I also still very much miss having a garden. *sob*
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