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“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.”
  —  Albert Einstein
—  Although I may have lost my innocence some time ago and developed a protective shield in response, my shell is only armor, not impermeable, and inside lies still a warm heart beating softly.
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
  —  Martin Luther King, Jr.
—  I always wondered from when I was a very young child, why must I wait so long for everything.  It always seemed that others got what they wanted so much sooner, but perhaps their dreams were not so complicated to begin with.
“If one advanced confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success in uncommon hours.”
  —  Henry David Thoreau
—  I am, to be quite honest, still waiting for those “uncommon hours”, but they will come, I surmise, when I least expect it.
—  I am a dreamer by day with wide eyes open, but in being so, have met with much resistance.
—  My experience has taught me that though I may see truth quite clear, that does not mean others too, can, are willing, or are ready also to meet with that same experience.
—  The trouble I have presently is bridging the gap between the truth that I see and the truth others cannot, will not, or are not ready to see.  I want to bridge that gap in light of my goal as it relates to the cultivation of beauty.
“When I do good, I feel good.  When I do bad, I feel bad.  That’s my religion.”
  —  Abraham Lincoln
—  Navigating people, in my experience for sure, is the most difficult set of lessons I have ever had to learn in life.  There is an inner compass I have discovered though, which leads me now, but a long time it was in the making and still how much refining I’ve yet to go.
  —  Kyrielle Adelshine
From a blog I follow: thecultivationofbeauty.wordpress.com
The specific posting is:  http://thecultivationofbeauty.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/my-life-in-short-by-quote/; the original posting was titled, “My Life In Short – by quote
[The above excerpt is a juxtaposition of quotes versus thoughts about one’s self.  I thought the use of compare and contrast was an interesting way of describing one’s life.
I have taken the liberty to remove a few of the quotes because the blogger’s (Kyrielle) writing can stand on its own.  I have also taken the liberty of bolding the blogger’s responses to the quotes.  Hopefully, this will make it easier for the casual reader to recognize her responses.
Please visit Kyrielle’s site to read the full posting.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2012 Fear And Understanding
2011 Just Being Human

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You cannot love if you live in darkness and choose not to search for the light.  All of us wander blindly through the dark, perhaps most of our lives, I do not yet know.  But I can tell you that all of us find ourselves in the darkness, alone.  Those who are redeemable though, who are truly free to love and to be loved, are those who wander through the darkness, not aimlessly, but in search always of light.
[From a blog I follow: http://thecultivationofbeauty.wordpress.com
The specific post was:  http://thecultivationofbeauty.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/on-the-search-for-light-finding-the-truth-in-humanity/   —   KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2012 Contribute = Paying Taxes
2011 How Will You Be Judged?

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I write to save people.  I write to save the people who deserve to be saved and don’t have voices strong enough yet to save themselves.
I save them all.  And I do so because I can.
[Excerpted from one of the blogs I follow:   http://thecultivationofbeauty.wordpress.com
To read the entire post, the specific posting is:   http://thecultivationofbeauty.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/on-writing-why-i-write/
To quote my Star Wars friends:  “I sense the force is strong within this one…”  (How’s that for a recommendation?)
  —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2012 Why Bother?
2011 Peculiar Notions

 

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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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2012 POI vs Reality
Dear And Sacred
 2011 Chilled Again

 

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