Sunday, March 20, 2011

Truth Is A Bubble...

Carpenters are paid to build houses, not to explain how houses are built.

Expect the hill and the valley to see things differently.

The moon you see is not the moon you saw.

I don't want to be the one who says life is beautiful. I want to be the one who feels it.

Beginnings do not divulge their ends.

The love of life begins with the love of one person.

Every drop that falls in the ocean becomes the ocean.

We learn from our possessions that they're never enough.

Forgive me my foolish beliefs, as I forgive your foolish beliefs.

Truth is a bubble and hard to hold on to.

Even the camel with its huge nostrils can only take one breath at a time.

To be this happy, friendly person, that's all.

Artists pass on their dreams.

61 comments:

  1. Love the "foolish beliefs" and "camel" aphorisms :)
    Wise words (as always)

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  2. Yaaay a new batch. Simply wonderful as always Marty.

    My faves are: 'Artists pass on their dreams.' You said this perfectly! I also love 'Truth is a bubble and hard to hold on to.'

    But you know I love all your aphorisms haha. Every little sentence had its own truth.

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  3. Oh shoot! I meant 'Every little sentence has its own truth.'

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  4. All of these are so wonderfully expressed, and bring out so much wisdom : ) I will be thinking about the camel all day long!

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  5. Truth is a bubble! I like that phrase!

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  6. "Even the camel with its huge nostrils can only take one breath at a time."

    thats a funny one...lol

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  7. Wow! Excellent condensed wisdom you have here Marty. I especially enjoyed the ones on hills/valleys, about feeling the beauty in life and not just saying it, on foolish beliefs and camel nostrils (lol). Also yes about sharing dreams. =)

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  8. I like the fact that you have a big gigantic heart! :D

    Theresa H Hall

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  9. Oh joy bliss a gift on the first day of spring, thank-you!!!

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  10. All good, NP. Number three reminds me of Hericlitus and his stream.

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  11. np, every one of these is a gem. Truly, deeply, fully true! Each one of these a meditation itself.

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  12. I love the way you put all of the aphorisms together so that they become a sort of story. And the interpretation of the story is up to the reader. Artists do pass on their dreams, and poets and philosophers too:-)

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  13. moon, yes some time it seems familiar to me,but it comes for a moment then next moment it is completely stranger,to remind him myself ,i have to go back to my village home where we spend so many nights along with sweet songs of naughty stream,

    valley and the hill are lovely painting of life ,all colors are original and true friend,that time was like an butterfly came in hands for moment and left its glitter behind in my hands,

    truth is a boat floating in the ocean of peace,dont get down,its to mess out there,

    dont find straight path ,moving in the circle,and it has no end,i just think that i am ,its not true at all,

    to be happy love all and everything,it has some thing for you,

    breathing is a luxury,which provide base to needs,we take it granted,how unlucky.

    glad to find you god bless

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  14. Marty, sometimes you remind me of Rumi, and that's a compliment. The combo of wisdom and poetry is very beautiful. My fav's: the moon, and the life is beautiful. How true. Life is life, but beauty is one's own choice in it.

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  15. Beautiful additions! My favorite of all:

    The love of life begins with the love of one person.

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  16. All very enjoyable as usual. I particularly like the valley and the hill and love of life.

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  17. "I don't want to be the one who says life is beautiful. I want to be the one who feels it." I would have to say that this one is my favorite, NP. To savor the moments may be one of the most important things we do. And I find that real beauty often is often hidden from sight. Great list!

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  18. HAL is upset, np. You overload all of his circuits with these multiple thoughts. It's ok, HAL is still powerful enough. I'm looking up the author who said, If you see a gun in the first act, be sure it will reappear in the final one. So much for the beginning and ending. (I had a discussion about who said it: I thought it was Chekhov, he thought it was Tolstoy and we were both wrong, it was Dostoevsky, which makes no sense: He didn't write plays.
    Next: a drop of water into the ocean becomes ocean. You left out the second half. Water on earth, ocean or not, goes back up to the sky. Evaporation. And we don't want to discuss that, because of nitrogen-infused crops, guess what else evaporates with the water? Let's just say that fresh air at the beach is not "pure."
    I do like this site: I just don't know, I get all stickynotes, and by that I mean the yellow stickits --paper on my screen. Usually I simply agree.
    I think I have to go back to the daily race, I have too much work to do, and I'll stay here all day! Sweet tides, you nihilist. Remember, Nietzsche is Peachy!

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  19. Full of insights and wisdom.Every word is valuable.
    Thanks for sharing.
    God bless.

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  20. Every line that you wrote has a deep meaning and truth to it. Even if that truth is obvious and known to all, you have put them all together beautifully.
    Anonymous reminds me of people who run a race and then take the time to take it apart and criticize every piece of it. Well, I'm a runner and I relate everything to it!

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  21. Beautiful, so many wise and wonderful words! I always love your posts, thank you. :-)

    'Carpenters' and 'camels' particularly struck me from this batch.

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  22. Well-said :)

    "I don't want to be the one who says life is beautiful. I want to be the one who feels it." - my favourite.

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  23. Artists pass on their dreams... a picture can speak thousands of words....

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  24. I have clicked on the little arrow in the little box, but it has taken me nowhere to nothing new..is the title working?

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  25. Az usual... Pure AWESOMENESS!!!!

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  26. Great ones, Marty! My favourite:
    Every drop that falls in the ocean becomes the ocean.

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  27. wow just awesome..NPF..all of them..Expect the hill and the valley to see things differently..yes..lovin this one

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  28. "Carpenters are paid to build houses, not to explain how houses are built." Loving this one.

    Sometimes explaining the work we do takes much longer than doing it.

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  29. artists pass on their dreams.

    YOU ARE an artist -- in the true sense of the word. :)

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  30. Oh my goodness. I need to remember to stop by more often. What amazing thoughts you have! A true talent! Thank you for sharing with us.

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  31. This is brilliant, from the beginning to the end. I especially love the last one about the artists.

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  32. Love every one of these!

    Especially the foolish beliefs and what we learn from our possessions.

    Man, you are sooooo good. :-)

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  33. Great batch of aphorisms, like always, Marty! I happen to love the one about the carpenters. So true.

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  34. "Every drop that falls into the ocean becomes the ocean." Wonderful. This explains life as well as anything I've read, Marty; and I have read a lot in my 75 years. Awesome aphorism from this eastern concept.

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  35. You know i am in love with your blog ! on and off when ever i log in i must must come to get some inspiration from you !

    This is another awesome piece of literature here to read ! i love it !

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  36. Dear Marty, So nice to see an update at this blog of yours.
    The following two touched me the most.
    "The love of life begins with the love of one person."

    "Every drop that falls in the ocean becomes the ocean."

    Best Wishes

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  37. Dear Marty, coming here today is a bit like coming home. Been too long away, due to work. I hope you are doing well dear friend. I was reading through this "batch" and am always intrigued by the man who writes such incredible wisdom. I also found myself feeling (which I always feel) a humbleness to your wisdom that is SO moving and refreshing to see. You don't push at the world. You invite. That is a rare and beautiful quality.

    I was stopped in my tracks when I read this one: "I don't want to be the one who says life is beautiful. I want to be the one who feels it."

    That is exactly how I felt when I went into the rainforest of Australian many years ago. I thought, I don't want to someone who talks about life. I want to be someone who LIVES life. When I was a tiny child, Marty, my dad got rid of our TV and started taking all 6 of his kids into Nature, canoeing, camping, hiking, etc. Years later, he told me, "I got rid of the TV, Robsy, because I wanted you kids living life, not watching life." I never forgot that. Ever.

    I also love this one and know it to be true: "The love of life begins with the love of one person."

    And this one is just WONDROUS!!! :) "Every drop that falls in the ocean becomes the ocean."

    I so enjoyed my time with you this morning Marty. Very soothing and life affirming. Bless you dear soul.

    HUGE Hugs to you, Marty,
    Robin

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  38. you have beautiful woven words xo

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  39. Sorry I'm late, NP, but I'm certainly glad that I didn't decide to take the road to "Never".

    This one particular is most true in this world of acquisitiveness and materialism:

    "We learn from our possessions that they're never enough."

    One should understand that no amount of possessions will ever fill the emptiness of a soul lacking self-understanding - to do that you must aim to know and then, eventually, possess yourself.

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  40. They're all wonderful. And they all inspire further thought. My favorite is the one about the valley and the hill.

    Well done!!!

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  41. Thank you for visiting my blog. I was then able to read your wonderful poem. I love your inspiring words. So simple and yet so profound. Thank you. And I think Anon. is playing with you. Or really dim. : )

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  42. ♥I love your blog so much.)) ♥

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  43. "Artists pass on their dreams" -- and writers, too? Or just gas? =] "Carpenters are paid to build houses, not to explain how houses are built." Really like that one. Have you considered submitting any of your work to Twitter fiction zines?

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  44. Liked them all..keep going. Don't be lazy, we are the fuel, keep thee coming! :)

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  45. Some charming bits of wisdom here-- as always. I often imagine you doing something simple around the house and then scrambling for paper as a metaphoric wisdom pops into your head. :)

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  46. What I have noticed from the very beginning with aphorisms is that what is, is, what isn't, isn't, and what maybe, maybe; this is true from first instance, everything else is just cheesecake, whatever that is.

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  47. All are so very enjoyable and so true....

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  48. The moon one is my favorite. But each one is enough for a day's contemplation.

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  49. some nice jingly-stuff here. I particularly like "To be this happy, friendly person, that's all..." but I don't know exactly why i shouild but it hits me a tingling - like being hit midwards with a curved ball & as though to say: where did this come from, inner space?

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  50. wow this is good :) I enjoyed reading this :)

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  51. Every little sentence has its own truth. I enjoyed reading it. Keep up the good job!

    P/S: Thank you for the comment in response to my entries. I really appreciate it :)

    Best regards.

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  52. "Carpenters are paid to build houses, not to explain how houses are built." Philosophy at its best. .. mine as well.

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  53. Hi N.P. I came over thinking I'd find a new post from you. Hope all is well!

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  54. Where are you NP? Best regards and hope all is well.

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  55. Very beautiful. Have no words. Thank you

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  56. Interesting and well written !

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  57. You do have every word of wisdom for even the least of worth for any man. Love them all as usual!

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  58. Sometimes at nights I go to see the moon , I usually remember all the amazing moments in my life , with friends, with girlfriends, with family , etc !

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