The light on your face warms my heart.
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"Eventually I discovered for myself the utterly simple prescription for creativity; be intensely yourself.
Don’t try to be outstanding; don’t try to be a success; don’t try to do pictures for others to look at -- just please yourself."~ photographer Ralph Steiner
"... In the mean time, may you all continue to be creative with your thoughts if not with your hands."
... and so I wish for you that you would open your heart and let [this gift] flow through you, that everyone whom you ... meet on this day will be blessed by you; just by your eyes, by your smile, by your touch -- just by your presence. Let the gratefulness overflow into blessing all around you, and then it will really be a good day.
~ C's Reading paraphrased from Benedictine Monk David Steindl-Rast
"Expertise is the enemy of imagination."
~ writer Aleksander Heman
How do I know what I think until I see what I say?
~ E.M. Forster
"What kind of broth is this?" she asked. "Life," the old woman said. "Boil your first kiss until it is violet like a sky. After it cools, stir it until it turns yellow like the wings of a butterfly. Then laugh into the potion to make more good than bad. That is the broth of life."
~ #120 from The Persistence of Yellow by Monique Duval
“You create yourself in ever-changing shapes
that rise from the stuff of our days —
unsung, unmourned, undescribed
like a forest we never knew.
You are the deep innerness of all things,
the last word that can never be spoken.
To each of us you reveal yourself differently:
to the ship as coastline, to the shore as ship.”
~ an excerpt (II, 22) from Rilke's Book of Hours
"To err is to wander, and wandering is the way we discover the world; and, lost in thought, it is also the way we discover ourselves. Being right might be gratifying, but in the end it is static, a mere statement. Being wrong is hard and humbling, and sometimes even dangerous, but in the end it is a journey, and a story."
"Of all the things we are wrong about, this idea of error might well top the list. It is our meta-mistake: we are wrong about what it means to be wrong. Far from being a sign of intellectual inferiority, the capacity to err is crucial to human cognition. Far from being a moral flaw, it is inextricable from some of our most humane and honorable qualities: empathy, optimism, imagination, conviction, and courage. And far from being a mark of indifference or intolerance, wrongness is a vital part of how we learn and change. Thanks to error, we can revise our understanding of ourselves and amend our ideas about the world."
~ from Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error by Kathryn Shulz