Friday, February 17, 2006

Owl feathers

"If I love something I do it, and if I don't, I don't.
I think that this is the most important choice that any of us can make in life, in art, in history; to do the thing you love.
If you love it then while you are doing it you are a true expression of yourself and your time and your story. You are authentic."

— Lina Wertmuller


"If you listen,
not to the pages or preachers
but to the smallest flower
growing from a crack
in your heart,
you will hear a great song
moving across a wide ocean
whose water is the music
connecting all the islands
of the universe together,
and touching all
you will feel it
touching you
around you. . .
embracing you
with light."

— John Squadra

14 Comments:

Blogger mermaid said...

I love the second one. It's amazing what inner wisdom we each have when we choose to hear it.

2/17/2006 2:15 PM  
Blogger zhoen said...

But,

pages and preachers have as much chance at a glimmer of the truth

as long as it jibes with my honest experience

for they too are islands

woe to those who only see pages and preachers, and never crack open their own hearts.

2/17/2006 3:54 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Mermaid, yes, choosing to hear it is not always easy but always necessary.

zhoen, I'm with you. Pages and preachers can point the way for some, but, I think, not without listening within.

2/17/2006 4:34 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

Très beau texte !!!
Embrasser avec de la lumière ....!!!!
Oui, la plus petite des fleurs est plus grande que le plus long discours .
Vous ne vous êtes pasz trompé , en effet , le fruit le plus haut est bien un kaki de notre jardin , ainsi que les kiwis .

2/18/2006 4:30 AM  
Blogger rdl said...

Nice quote! Thought the poem was yours. Have a nice weekend.

2/18/2006 7:18 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

My daughter went on the computer when I was reading your comment, didn't respond until this morning: MB, wow, that beautiful writing on balancing and singing... you should post that paragraph at your site, share it beyond this admiring reader. xo

2/18/2006 8:04 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Thank you MB. That second quote in particular is quite beautiful.

2/18/2006 1:52 PM  
Blogger m@®©o said...

hey very nice blog
I'm surprised you know Lina
ciao

2/18/2006 10:25 PM  
Blogger Buffy said...

"Write and don't look back."

A good tip. I'll have to try it. I revise the hell out of things and then get bored before I'm finished and put them aside.

2/19/2006 1:58 AM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

The poem is beautiful and doing something because I love it is my favourite treat, so I'm going to read it again I think

2/19/2006 10:32 AM  
Blogger Rare Blue said...

Just what I needed to start my Monday morning...

G.

2/20/2006 8:01 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Jean, je suis étonnée! De votre jardin! Vous devez avoir un jardin incroyable.

rdl, maybe that's why I liked it, hmm...

Brenda, thank you! It's funny how I can never tell what things I write are going to strike someone else. (I wish I could predict!)

Mary, yes, I like that one a lot, too.

m.a.r.c.o., I wonder why you are surprised I would know Lina?

Buffy, that isn't intended as advice for others, but as a statement of what I'm trying to do here. But maybe it will be helpful for you. I can paralyze myself in the editing process if I am not careful.

Sue, I'm pleased you enjoyed it. Now go do something! ;-)

Rare Blue G., nice to see you here. I'm glad you found something useful!

2/20/2006 8:23 AM  
Blogger Frankie said...

I love these! It's SO important to listen to oneself and I'm grateful to you for the reminder! Thank you!

2/24/2006 8:54 PM  
Blogger Thunderowl said...

mb,you did again!!! This poem is so beautifull, I'm gonna e-mail this to all of my friends!!

3/22/2006 7:15 AM  

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