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“…How is it that everybody considers the rose the queen of flowers?”
“It is because nearly all people are blinded by surface glitter, there are only a few who would not have voted for the rose if there had been an election.  The rose is good-looking and dignified, and, just as in the rest of the world, scarcely anyone asks if there might not be another, outwardly a little plainer, perhaps, but inwardly more noble and gifted, for the role of ruler.”
   —  Anne Frank
From the story: “Eve’s Dream
In the book: “Tales From The Secret Annex
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On This Day In:
2014 They Resemble Us
2013 Both
2012 That’s Success!
2011 Losing At Dominos
2010 1,001

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The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
    —  Eleanor Roosevelt
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On This Day In:
2014 And Yet I Still Study
2013 Use Your Own
2012 Strengthen Freedom
2011 Attrition = A Lack Of Imagination
2010 Mind The Fire, Love
Just Beyond My Reach…
Even A Life Of Quiet Desperation!
Acts Of Courage

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In the world there are hundreds of flowers that bloom, each with its own beauty.  Yet not one depends on the other’s admission of it.  Beauty is beauty and one should accept the beauty that is his.  For it is his only; his and no one else’s.
   —  Richard Sapir & Warren Murphy
From their novel: “The Destroyer #6: Death Therapy
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On This Day In:
2013 Walking The Walk
2012 Legacy Of Star Trek (TOS)
2011 Tolerating The Intolerant
Passionate Germs
2010 Giants Win Game 1 In Philly (4 to 3)!!

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In every man’s heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.
    —  Christopher Morley
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On This Day In:
2013 May I Have A Little More, Please?
2012 Increasing Doubt
2011 You Can’t Touch This

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The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.  These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern.   Beautiful people do not just happen.
  —  Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
[Found at a blog I follow.  The specific posting is:  http://deodatusblog.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/beautiful-people-do-not-just-happen/  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2012 Possessing Eternity
2011 I Thought We Were Talking About Afghanistan

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It is the polite outsider who attracts my attention.  For me at least, possibly as part of my oddness, it is the sensibility of the Blogger or writer which piques my interest rather than their age or sex.  It is the resonance I get from their responses or circumstances.  It is a feeling that, yes out there, beyond the scope of normal conversation or interaction, lives a being who is almost my double or ambassador in a different set of circumstances, on a continent I am unlikely to visit.  The feeling is strangely re-assuring.  It’s almost, if only for a moment, like being less odd.
From:  http://countingducks.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/parallel-worlds/
Let me hope that you who caught my words, and held them briefly in your thoughts, find the peace to quench your doubts and walk with me towards your chosen path.
From:  http://countingducks.wordpress.com/about/
Beauty, I believe, is a proportionate derivative of suffering.  That is to say, that the potential for beauty is born within suffering, and if cultivated in a particular manner, its subject can thereby become beautiful.  Or, to put it differently, true beauty is the struggle to transcend the human condition.  It is the place in between suffering and the attainment of perfection in its entirety.  It is complicated, but I find, well worth the effort in trying to define.
From:  http://thecultivationofbeauty.wordpress.com/
I forget though, where beauty actually lies.  I forget that perfection lies in the struggle of the human spirit to achieve what is merely believed in our minds to be perfection.  The struggle is what is perfect, what is beautiful.  Not the end.  It’s the journey.  It’s the choices.  It’s what defines us.  It’s the pursuit of character that makes us beautiful beings.
From:  http://thecultivationofbeauty.wordpress.com/2013/05/12/the-pursuit-of-character/
[Today’s post are two quotes from two sites (four in all).  I must admit to a certain amount of laziness in my pursuit of other blogs.  Someone finds my blog and “likes” it, or comments on a posting, and I go see who they are.  Occasionally, by extension, someone will have “liked” a couple of posts on a blog I’m looking at and I’ll go see what they’re up to.  VERY serendipity, I know, but that is my nature.
Anyway, above are the two quotes from the two sites which recently “liked” one of my postings.  The first two are from “countingducks” (http://countingducks.wordpress.com/ ).  The second two quotes are from “thecultivationofbeauty” (http://thecultivationofbeauty.wordpress.com/).  As always, if you enjoy the quotes, go visit the original sites!  —   KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2012 POI vs Reality
Dear And Sacred
 2011 Chilled Again

 

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I am the lover of uncontained and immortal beauty.
  —  Ralph Waldo Emerson
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What is beautiful is a joy for all seasons and a possession for all eternity.
  —  Oscar Wilde
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When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty.  I think only how to solve the problem.  But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
  -–  R. Buckminster Fuller
[A simple, elegant solution…  AKA:  “The Beautiful Hack“.  I don’t know how to define “it”.  But, I know “IT” when I see it.  —  KMAB]
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