At age 10 or 11 I was just beginning to understand more about how the world works, about morals and ethics and my own agency. I was waking up to my ability to make choices about all kinds of things.
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” —Henry David Thoreau
We each were born with the powers of creativity. While we’re not all going to be famous artists or poets or musicians, we each have the faculties to use our imagination to create.
Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous. —Bill Moyers
Blessed is the covenant of love, the covenant of mercy… deathless song in the house of night. —Leonard Cohen
If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred. —Walt Whitman
Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are. —Bertolt Brecht
Patience is not simply the ability to wait—it’s how we behave while we’re waiting. —Joyce Meyer
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. —Mahatma Gandhi
“Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.” —James Baldwin
“Nourish beginnings… Not all things are blest, but the seeds of all things are blest. The blessing is in the seed.” —Muriel Rukeyser
“A flower blossoms for its own joy.” —Oscar Wilde