Tag Archives: understanding

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

no must.

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cousins take a closer look to discuss jackson pollock’s ‘one’

“there is no must in art because art is free.”

—wassilli  kandinsky

credits:  jackson pollock, ‘one -number 31,’ 1950,

museum of modern art (manhattan, new york, ny usa)

it changes every day.

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(a highly-compensated re-enactor above,

showing my expression and hair at sign-in)

while signing-in at the salon

i asked the receptionist

what the date was

to which she replied, 

“oh, let me look. it changes every day. this keeps happening.”

(not ironically)

i nodded in agreement and finished signing in. 

‘drawing on my fine command of the english language, i said nothing.”

-robert benchley

 

 

image credit: vintage postcard, pinterest

compassion.

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sweet kinder

creates a beautiful and comfortable bed

for the rhino with the broken foot

so that he has a place to lie down

and recover in peace.

“as great scientists have said and as all children know,

it is above all by the imagination

that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope.”

-ursula k. le guin