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  • Berengaria

    "There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion"- Sir Francis Bacon

    "The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins"- Oliver Wendell Holmes

    "As nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs" - ?

  • talesin

    sooner - awesome, moment to moment, words to live by, truly ,,,, and hehe, for the second one,, shall we have a game of dice?

    dont -- ain't dat da troot???? ayup!

    ber - I'm wrapping my head around the first,,, loving the second, and yup, the last one is legend

    I'm not usually a bible quoter, but I love this from the NWT

    "You shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free"


  • sooner7nc

    Marcy Projects! Marcy son...what?

  • Glander

    "As nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs" - ?

    Tennesee Ernie Ford

  • doofdaddy

    It took me years to stop smoking and this quote used to be my fallback.

    "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times."

    Mark Twain

  • Berengaria
    "There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion"- Sir Francis Bacon
    ber - I'm wrapping my head around the first,,

    I take it as true beauty is unique, flawed even.

    Which reminds me of my favorite parable, that of the Cracked Pot. There are versions all over, I just randomly chose this one.

    The Story of the Cracked Pot

    An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots , each hung on the ends of a pole , which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water , at the end of the long walk from the stream to the house , the cracked pot arrived only half full.

    For a full two years this went on daily , with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water. Of course , the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection , and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.

    After 2 years of what it perceived to be bitter failure , it spoke to the woman one day by the stream. "I am ashamed of myself , because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house."

    The old woman smiled , "Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path , but not on the other pot's side?" "That's because I have always known about your flaw , so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path , and every day while we walk back , you water them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are , there would not be this beauty to grace the house."

    Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding. You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.

  • talesin

    sooner --- Chapelle Show,, the gift that keeps on giving .... nothing is sacred with that man

    glander --- ahhh, soooo, you brought back a few lyrical memories with that name ...

    doof --- I've used that one, too ... it feels better to know that someone that smart had a rough time quitting, too, huh?


  • talesin

    ber -- that's kinda what I was thinking. I know that's how I feel about my art; you can't work it to perfection, it's the little idiosyncracies of the piece that give it unique beauty ,,, and yes, I love that parable as well. :)


  • discreetslave

    Groucho Marx

    A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.

    All people are born alike - except Republicans and Democrats.

    Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.

    I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.

    I intend to live forever, or die trying.

    Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

    I remember the first time I had sex - I kept the receipt.

  • talesin

    ds --- okay, I laughed out loud, truly! (psst, email!) :D


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