“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open.”
Martha GrahamMartha Graham
the novel, the story, the poem, the song are each a model, an imagistic impression of the world not as it is but as the maker pictures it to be, inviting us to step into this imaginary world in order to better understand the real, including ourselves.
Brain Pickings by Maria PopovaBrain Pickings by Maria Popova
When night comes
I bury my face in my arms and
dream that my paper boats
float on and on under the
The fairies of sleep are sailing in them,
and the lading
is their baskets full of dreams.
Indian Poet – Ravindranath Tagore
Every morning I get up at 5am and as I walk out to my office in the still morning air after a cold shower – I look up to the dark pre-dawn sky and breathe in its infinite magnificence … and every morning (when I take the time to “see”) I am awe-stuck.
All my worldly concerns dissolve in the wake of the vast scale of the universe and its stars and galaxies.
“The cosmos will grind on for eternity long after we’re gone, cold and unobserved. But for these few powers of ten, we have been, we have seen, we have felt, we have lived!!” Alan Lightman
That is WONDER.
It has two meanings – to be awestruck and to be curious.
To share WONDER with children is something special.
it’s above and beyond you
it’s inside you and between you
it’s all around you and beside you
and it’s nowhere to be seen
and yet somewhere, somehow,
sometime now or then
we must find the missing piece
SEVENWELL FACT!!!!! Believe it or not, scientists say that statistically, every person has roughly SIX doppelgangers out there in the world. That means there are SEVEN PEOPLE with your face, including you, out there.
“We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire,” and yet “we reach forth and strain every nerve, but we seize only a bit of the curtain that hides the infinite from us.”