Friday, March 03, 2006

Owl feathers

"There’s no secret to balance. You just have to feel the waves."

— Frank Herbert

"As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone,
So to yield with life solves the insoluble."

— Lao-tzu

"We could say the universe is made of possibilities, not atoms."

— Muriel Rukeyser


Blogger Sky said...

I have meant to ask you the category "owl feathers" used here to identify these types of posts as "blessings" or words which have the potential to change our lives (in the sense that Native Americans view owl feathers)?

I love Lao Tzu. We used poetry from the Tao Te Ching in our wedding text.

3/03/2006 10:15 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Sky, after six months, I think you are the first person to ask about this. The category of owl feathers is meant simply to distinguish the writing of others from that of my own ("a few feathers dropped"). Of course, they are bits I find meaningful for one reason or another. What use others put them to (or not) is up to them.

3/03/2006 1:19 PM  
Blogger leslee said...

What a beautiful photo. And I love the first quote in particular - goes with the photo, and it gives such a visceral or sensual way of explaining how to find balance.

3/03/2006 2:44 PM  
Anonymous guile said...

yes, the universe is made up of infinite possibilities.. both exhilarating and scary at the same time when you think about it :).. it always gives me pleasure to be reading your posts :)..

3/03/2006 7:04 PM  
Blogger kasturi said...

blue, blue
bird so blue,
sea of blue
waves of you
lift me

3/03/2006 11:33 PM  
Blogger ruth said...

this wonderful quote keeps coming back to me, mb, about the water cleaving the stone. I think you wrote it on my and J's blogs, and every time it is cool and fresh and a beautiful way to start the day. wonderful photo. ps Go see 'The New World'

3/03/2006 11:56 PM  
Blogger alan said...

3 wonderful thoughts, but right now the 1st is the one that speaks to my heart...the one I need to work on!

Thank you!


3/04/2006 1:09 AM  
Blogger Tamar said...

Your poetry shines even through the pictures you choose.

Ah - balancing the waves ...

I love water so much and this post is beautiful. Thank you.

3/04/2006 4:34 AM  
Blogger rdl said...

really, really nice quotes, thanks.

3/04/2006 9:35 AM  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

I love the way the three quotes build on one another.

3/04/2006 7:58 PM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

Just the benediction I needed for the morning. Thank you.

3/05/2006 6:49 AM  
Blogger mermaid said...

Loved the first one.

3/05/2006 10:26 AM  
Blogger Becca said...

"feel the waves" to find balance ... perfect, if I remember to take the time to do it!

3/05/2006 7:41 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Thanks, all, for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed these bits.

3/06/2006 9:42 AM  
Anonymous yllstonewolf said...

;) i know why you call them 'owl feathers'...and they are wonderful.

3/07/2006 8:57 AM  
Blogger MB said...

yeah? ;-)

3/07/2006 6:05 PM  
Blogger Thunderowl said...

Haha! Good job, mb! I looked at that picture for the longest time and I actually fell asleep!

3/21/2006 10:08 AM  

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