Friday, November 18, 2005

An owl's feather:














"The key then is to find your own mountain, otherwise you will be competing with people who are not even in your event, and running up against the 'shoulds' and 'oughts' of that world, and the inevitable frustration and depression and feelings of failure. A person can be complete or incomplete, but one thing is sure; he cannot be someone else."

— George Sheehan, MD

7 Comments:

Blogger Mary said...

That is the most perfect photo!

11/18/2005 12:32 PM  
Blogger rdl said...

Yes very nice photo, did you take it? And who is this George Sheehan, MD? For myself I would just like to have the time and space to be me.

11/18/2005 3:02 PM  
Blogger mermaid said...

I'm going to have to compile all these quotes for my little one. Very good instructions.

11/19/2005 8:44 AM  
Blogger Stranger Ken said...

... which is pretty much what I was just saying in answer to your comment over on my blog. I couldn't agree more with the good doctor.

11/19/2005 9:16 AM  
Blogger leslee said...

Good reminder. Silly that we have to keep being reminded of this, but it's so true.

11/19/2005 12:12 PM  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

Very profound quote--and a photo to match.

11/19/2005 7:35 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Mary and RDL, I love this photo. Not mine, stock photography, but I love it because it reminds me of plenty of scenes I've witnessed.

RDL, George Sheehan was a cardiologist, runner and author of several books you can find easily, at amazon.com for example, if you search under his name.

Mermaid, I love the idea of compiling a small book of "instructions" -- an eventual gift, perhaps. I think you are going to love being a mother.

Ken, indeed, indeed! And thank you. I'm so glad you are here.

Leslee, maybe it's silly to have to be reminded, but I find it inevitable. Perhaps it's a lack of fortitude, but I'm learning that I do best when I surround myself with the messages I benefit most from hearing. A source of nutrition, perhaps. Or brainwashing?!

Patry, I'm glad you enjoyed them both. A little inspiration now and then is a fine thing either way.

11/21/2005 10:46 AM  

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