Quote for Today: Liz Braswell

 

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The nautilus shell was exquisite, brown and white and perfectly striped. The math that lay like a dazzling creation spell over all who lived in the sea showed clearly in the spiral, each cell as great as the sum of the two previous sections. Everything in the ocean was a thing of beauty and numbers, even in death.
Mermaids could live for a long time, but their bodies became foam that dissipated into nothing when they died.
The poor little mollusk who lived in this shell had a very short life, but his shell could last for centuries.
Ariel sighed and brushed her fingers over it, feeling strangely melancholy despite the triumph she literally held in her hands. Years of being mute could be swept away in a second. Years of frustration, years of silent crying, years of anger.
And then what?
If she destroyed it, what would it change?
Liz Braswell, Part of Your World

Image © Sérgio Valle Duarte with CCLicense

Quote for Today: Sanober Khan

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Love, be

mystical

as the flickering
blue flame

of night

as the fully-awoken

moon

beneath cobwebs

of passing clouds

amidst chanting

high-tides

fuzzy,

as my blanket

big enough
to illuminate a hundred

thousand billion galaxies

and just small enough to fit

into my embrace.

―Sanober Khan, Turquoise Silence
Public Domain Image via Pixabay

Quote for Today: Georgia O’Keeffe

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Black Iris, Georgia O’Keeffe, 1926
image @ Tony Hisgett with CCLicense

 

When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.

…Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.

Georgia O’Keeffe