Tag Archives: perspective

tiny.

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we are so tiny

 the size our worries should be

nothing in the scheme

“i believe everyone should have a broad picture of how the universe operates and our place in it.

it is a basic human desire.

and it also puts our worries in perspective.”

-stephen hawking

 

art/photo credits: Starry Night, Anna Roberts (acrylic painting on gesso board), Discovery Channel

 

essential.

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(not me or my shoes, but she wore them well and they were clearly essential)

way back in march

when quarantine suddenly began

for some reason

the first things i immediately ordered were

a cherry blossom doormat and a pair of glittery shoes

(both are always good to have on hand during a pandemic)

the mat arrived quickly and is happily living outside my door

the shoes however have not yet made their way to my door

as it was determined that they are ‘non-essential’

and therefore will be delivered sometime late in june

one woman’s essential is another’s folly

all a matter of perspective.

“the first essential, of course, is to know what you want.”

Robert Collier

 

 

image credit: MGM, The Wizard of Oz

each one can be true.

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two friends

both on the same kinder playground

under the same spring sun

sitting on the same wooden bench

each sharing a complaint with the other

one says that she is so hot that she is sweating

the other says that she so cold that she is freezing

both are sincere in describing what they are feeling

each accepts what the other is saying

and listens without judgement.

 

“truth can be stated in a thousand different ways,

yet each one can be true.”

-swami vivekananda

see if it works.

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one of my former students

who i now work with after school

created this travel brochure

complete with her plan for ‘how to get there’

using an innovative method i hadn’t considered

but it makes perfect sense from her perspective.

 

“we learn by taking action and seeing whether it works or not.”

-patrick lencioni