I believe in the resistance as I believe there can be no light without shadow; or rather no shadow unless there is also light.
~ Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale
We are rag dolls made out of many ages and skins, changelings who have slept in wood nests or hissed in the uncouth guise of waddling amphibians. We have played such roles for infinitely longer ages than we have been men. Our identity is a dream. We are process, not reality, for reality is an illusion of the daylight — the light of our particular day.
~ Loren Eiseley
These are pregnant times throughout the world. Just as in geology we have breaking lines between huge blocks of earth, so today we are at the juncture between great blocks of time. This is the place of storm and volcano – and of becoming. In today’s reality, a small act can have far-reaching consequences, beyond imagination, whereas things that will be done five or ten years from today will be so much less effective. This is precisely the meaning of pregnant times: Anything can be born. And this is exactly the time when one must not sleep.
~ Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, Parabola
A person’s life consists of a collection of events, the last of which could also change the meaning of the whole, not because it counts more than the previous ones but because once they are included in a life, events are arranged in an order that is not chronological but, rather, corresponds to an inner architecture.
– Italo Calvino
The past is never where you think you left it.
~ Katherine Anne Porter
By the time it came to the edge of the Forest the stream had grown up, so that it was almost a river, and, being grown-up, it did not run and jump and sparkle as it used to do when it was younger, but moved more slowly. For it knew now where it was going, and it said to itself, “There is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
~ Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh
Eliza invited me to participate in the 3-Day Quote Challenge, and we all know how much I love a good quote. Thank you, Eliza. 🙂 It was fun.
The rules are simple: Post an inspirational, uplifting quote for three consecutive days, and invite three other bloggers to join you.
I think most of my fellow bloggers have already participated in (or been invited to participate in) a quote challenge of some kind so I’m not sure who to invite. If you haven’t participated and you’d like to, consider this your invitation. Let me know if you’re going to play along so I can include a link to your blog in my next post.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
Only with winter-patience can we bring
the deep-desired, long-awaited spring.
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh, “Autumn 1939,” The Unicorn and Other Poems, 1935-1955