Afraid To Move? Think About It, and… JUMP

Quotes and Notes #341, October 11

Where is the pattern in the mystery circle?

Where is the pattern in the mystery circle?

“I think on some level, you do your best things when you’re a little off-balance, a little scared. You’ve got to work from mystery, from wonder, from not knowing.”—Willem Dafoe—

Dreams are preparation and practice for survival. Fear is what happens to you when you are in a “fight or flight” determination.

“A little bit scared,” on the other hand could apply to moral judgments or to actions which would be influenced by our values. “A little bit scared,” would tell us that we are pushing on our comfort edge—that we are about to go somewhere new—an adventure, so to speak.

Adventures are good, though, so examine your move, prepare yourself well, and…
JUMP
JUMP
Jump as far and as high as you can, and land on your feet. There’s nothing like it.

And do it with a big grin on your face, remembering that,
Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Look, Quick Before it Disappears

Quotes and Notes # 231, July 1

I turned my head and it was gone

I turned my head and it was gone

“Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing.”—Leo Babauta—

“Mystery is a resource, like coal or gold, and its preservation is a fine thing.”—Tim Cahill—

I was sort of running low on pictures to use with my articles and, yesterday, my friend Tommy Cobb donated some. I was truly intrigued with the picture included here today. Here’s the story as Tommy told it:

“A friend of mine called me one day,” he said, “and told me to go get this picture while I could. It seems that in Summerville, Georgia, in the early 1950s, a black man—we don’t know his name—went around painting murals on the walls of the schools. The subject matter of all of the frescoes was always Indians.

“As time went by, all but one of the schools had been torn down and replaced. I got there just as the equipment was getting ready to tear into the brick wall.”

The stories preserved in this picture are wonderful and amazing. The mystery of its existence is intriguing.

Share a smile
Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

I turned my head and it was gone

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