Silence is not an achievement that is the result of your reaction; true silence is when conflict ends.
Lucid, insightful wisdom doesn’t take time… but sequential, symbolic thought does.
Compassion isn’t the left arm hating the right arm and thinking it is separate.
John Lennon was right: “Living is easy with eyes closed… misunderstanding all you see.”
Each of us is responsible for getting oneself and the world right. Oneself includes — and is — the world.
Don’t think with a prefabricated mind, with a handmedown, archaic mentality; look at things beyond the ways you were taught.
There’s nothing boring about this borer!
Especially when you are trying to photograph it up close. It kept flying away… then (luckily) coming back! 🙂
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Many of us could use this wisdom. Thanks for the post, Tom. — kenne
Thanks so much, Ken! 🙂 Really appreciate that! These crazy times are getting even crazier and way less moral; i just read that now they are secretly trying to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Sad!
These are very true words Tom. That crane fly just pales in comparison to the vibrant flower.
Thanks, Linda! 🙂 The two belong together, as the Crane fly is helping the flower with pollen fertilization (while the plant is helping the Crane fly with nectar).
And you captured them beautifully Tom.
Thank you, Eilene! 🙂
just what I need today, thank you!
So glad to hear that! 🙂
Beautiful words and photograph!
I was just in Love Creek in Michigan today and took a picture of the same flower! 🙂