Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Owl feathers

"You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so you learn to love God and man by loving. Begin as a mere apprentice and the very power of love will lead you on to become a master of the art."
— St Francis De Sales

"Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it empowers us to develop courage; to trust that courage and build bridges with it; to trust those bridges and cross over them so we can attempt to reach each other."
— Maya Angelou

"It may be that when we no longer know what to do,
we have come to our real work,
and when we no longer know which way to go,
we have begun our real journey."
— Wendell Berry


Blogger mermaid said...

Ahhhh, wise sayings. Thank for the feathers. I always imagine them as pens writing the quotes on your blog.

4/11/2006 2:20 PM  
Blogger snowsparkle said...

i love the wendell berry quote especially... thank you for these thoughts on love and trust and the journey. all so gently delivered.

4/11/2006 2:46 PM  
Blogger Endment said...

These are all keepers... I am so glad you shared them today

4/11/2006 7:00 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

Today was the perfect day for me to read these quotes. Yesterday I would not have experienced them as fully. I wanted to let you know that your blog has been absorbed into the synchronicity of this readers life. Thanks.

4/11/2006 10:00 PM  
Blogger alan said...

Wonderful quotes; the Berry is the one that blows me away!


4/12/2006 1:11 AM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

Lovin' these...as one of my cats is tugging my hair (Joss -- stop it!) I must mention I have admired Mr. Berry for a long time. Now, off to see more of his work...

4/12/2006 4:10 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Thanks, all. So much to learn!

Lee, welcome! Thanks for letting me know!

4/12/2006 2:21 PM  
Blogger leslee said...

Hm, I've long ago not had a clue what to do, and it seems only continuing to learn what *not* to do through failing. Well, maybe some day I'll figure it out!

4/12/2006 5:14 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Love the Berry one, it makes me feel so much better about being indecisive

4/13/2006 10:25 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

All beautiful, MB, but the Wendell Berry quote is one that I am going to write down for myself ... thank you.

4/14/2006 2:42 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Leslee, Sue, Mary, thanks for your comments! I really like the Wendell Berry one, too (obviously!). It makes me feel less alone in my floundering, but also helps me discern the thread that ties those moments together.

4/14/2006 1:26 PM  

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