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Quotes & Questions 5/25/2018…

watchingq“Compliments are verbal nourishment.”
Daphne Rose Kingma

I agree with this quote.
Without compliments, sincere compliments,
we sort of wither.

What do you think?
Do we need compliments to nourish us?

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In Other Words, library…

In Other Words

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For the past year, I have been going to the library downtown because the branch that is four blocks from where I live has been closed for much-needed renovations. Going downtown every couple of weeks wasn’t a big deal but it was inconvenient having to take the bus. Instead of a pleasant ten-minute walk, there was the waiting for the bus, the twenty minutes to get to the library and the same to get back home, not to mention needing exact change for the bus fare. The neighborhood branch reopened last week and I included a visit there when I took my walk the other day; it felt good to be at my library again, to see the old staff and meet the new. But it was strange and made me sad to see that though the new library is beautiful, with desks and comfy chairs, new computers, lots of movies and CD’s and even outdoor tables and chairs on two patios, there are fewer actual books on the shelves and somehow that just seems wrong.

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Quotes & Questions 5/18/2018…


“I am not what happened to me.
I am what I choose to become.”
Carl Jung

I do not agree with the first sentence of the quote.
We often have little or no choice about what happens to us.
Some things happen to us that may determine who we are.
I do agree with the second sentence.
We can choose what we become.
I think who and what are two different things.

What do you think?

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The Ballerina, a 3 Line Tale…

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The Ballerina

Her dream of becoming a ballerina was not something her strict fundamentalist family would allow to happen. The sect they belonged to had rules that were to be followed with blind obedience, never questioned and dance of any kind was forbidden. She is a ballerina now and lives her dream but not without feeling a bit lost and lonely in the world.

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