Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Most Beautiful Fact Of All

Imagination, to really soar, must keep one foot on the ground.

I never compete; I only play.

Let every breeze draw you out of yourself.

Tears have always been easier to shed than explain.

Solitude is where one discovers one is not alone.

When I saw the geese floating on the lake I saw what my life could be.

All people die.  Is that reality or just my point of view?

Who gave fire permission to burn?

There is music you never hear unless you play it yourself.

Birds don't fly because they're in a hurry.

See the buds with your own eyes; touch the acorn with your own hand.

Defying gravity is easy; not falling is the hard thing.

Morning will come, it has no choice.

Making adjustments while moving is my idea of thinking.

Philosophy: unsound conclusions based on sound reasoning.

Being right: the human disease.

The first kiss and the first glass of wine are the best.

The direction a cloud is moving is always approved of by the wind.

What is heroic is not making life any harder than it has to be.

Words have to make sense; facts don't.  That life makes no sense is the most beautiful fact of all.




53 comments:

  1. np, you did it again. i somehow love your collection aphorisms here more than those in your weekly ones. nonetheless, they are all thoughts provoking and beautifully put.

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  2. Wonderful, Marty. One of my favorites is the one about tears. So very true.

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  3. I am in tears- joy, sorrow, joy,relaxation and then another stab of truth pries my heart open again.

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  4. I just love how you put these aphorisms together NP. I have gained a few favorites here. It's just amazing how a few words can have such deep meanings.

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  5. Stopping be here and creating a beautiful feeling in the head and heart is another lovely feeling.

    Thanks.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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  6. Thanks for the uplift Marty, you just smoothed out the waters of a very rough day.

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  7. NP, what a treasure these are! I have so many favorites, where do I start? The one that moved me the most is "When I saw the geese floating on the lake I saw what my life could be."--so spontaneous and elegant. LOVE it!

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  8. Solitude is where one discovers one is not alone.
    That's my favorite from this collection, Marty. I just had to share the link to this post of yours!

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  9. There is music you never hear unless you play it yourself.

    Being right: the human disease.

    Lovely.

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  10. This was worth waiting for! Thank-you for this autumn bounty. At first read, three or four resonate but all they invite further exploration in the months to come.

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  11. They are all GRRRREAT! I chuckled at "Being Right: the human disease." LOL! These were very amusing.

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  12. These are wonderful, Marty! I love them all but my two favorites are the ones about music and the first kiss.

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  13. Mr. NP!! :D It's been such a long time (again). Have to say this batch...they all have a meaning for me. So they are all my fave haha. You're just brilliant NP! Hope you're well.

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  14. Hi Marty,
    Some of your very best. I have to comment on the last one....about life making no sense. You know I go after the weird way in which it partly does.....although I have to concede that it doesn't make me understand the ultimate mystery.....anymore than anyone else. Good fortune to you always. Neil

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  15. Hi Marty,
    These are all excellent aphorisms. The one that jumped out a me is: Solitude is where one discovers one is not alone.

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  16. Wow! My first visit and I am hooked.

    http://rimlybezbaruah.blogspot.in/

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  17. Another excellent list of clever aphorisms by Mr. Rubin...but what does it all mean?

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  18. My favorite: "When I saw the geese floating on the lake I saw what my life could be."

    It reminds me of William Carlos Williams poem:

    so much depends
    upon
    a red wheel
    barrow

    glazed with rain
    water

    beside the white
    chickens.

    Great aphorisms. Thank you for arresting moments.

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  19. These are wonderful; I particularly like "Defying gravity is easy. Not falling is the hard thing." I fear falling more than anything. It was a near miss today and it would have been bad; I am still elated. Thanks!

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  20. Dear Marty,

    I am so happy to find some new quotes here. Following are my favorites in this batch.

    I never compete; I only play.

    Tears have always been easier to shed than explain.

    Solitude is where one discovers one is not alone.

    Making adjustments while moving is my idea of thinking.

    Best Wishes

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  21. Love "let every breeze draw you out of yourself!" I don't know how you do this week after week, month after month. Such beauty from within shines forth to all who read.

    God bless!

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  22. "Solitude is where one discovers one is not alone."

    That's my experience too. There is no "I". We are one.

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  23. We must all try to think free thoughts...and these are right out there, man!

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  24. Marty I hope you're doing alright there now that the storm has passed. Sandy was quite the super storm, wasn't she.

    I know it's a bit too soon for this but I just can't wait for storm-inspired aphorisms from you, well after everything else more life-concerning gets settled.

    The line about watching the geese and thinking about how life could have bee really painted a vivid picture in my mind. Thank you for sharing my dear friend!

    :)

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  25. Thanks NP for stopping by & it's has been a long while, hope all is well? Look forward to more of your aphorisms.

    Fatima x
    Selfhelpwellness

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  26. Marty, you are a breath my eyes always need to take...
    thanks for your visit ;) x
    Another wonderful post.

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  27. Simple truths, I'm digging it. My favorite:

    Who gave fire permission to burn?

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  28. As always, another fine collection of aphorisms which we can look into... it makes one wish one were a bit more poetic oneself.

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  29. So much to love. Two favorites:

    Who gave fire permission to burn?
    Morning will come, it has no choice.

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  30. Being right really is a human disease. I think this is why the last election was so divisive. Each side wanted to be right. Turns out we are all wrong.

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  31. "Tears have always been easier to shed than explain."

    That aphorism rings true for me. I'm done my grieving and I'm now focused on living a life of gratitude.

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  32. "In his weekness, man is the creature of circumstances. In his strength, he is the creator of circumstance." The Kingship of Self-Control by William George Jordan.

    I host Book Quote Friday on my blog you can see the above quote there:

    http://meandu-justthinking.blogspot.ca/2012/12/book-quote-friday.html

    I also wrote an article: Soul Mates Transcending Death and Other Book Quotes you can see here:

    http://www.articlegate.biz/node/255

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  33. Some of the best things in life people take for granted, and not take the time to notice.

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  34. Where do aphorisms lead but back in on themselves...?

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  35. Lovely words. Enjoyed that. Thanks.

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  36. If I knew why these aphorisms were, I'd be much clearer in my own mind as to how.

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  37. You re the same great writer of aphorisms. Lov them all.
    Greetings from Romania! X

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  38. You re the same great writer of aphorisms. Lov them all.
    Greetings from Romania! X

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  40. I like that "I always play". I'll make a big mental note of that one

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  42. Those glittering pearls -impossible to say which one is more beautiful. I found these overwhelming:

    Tears have always been easier to shed than explain.

    Solitude is where one discovers one is not alone.


    I am hooked!

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  44. "Solitude is where one discovers one is not alone."

    Exactly!

    Thanking you for your clarity and sending you much love rom my little corner of the world.

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  45. My faves:

    Making adjustments while moving is my idea of thinking.

    The first kiss and the first glass of wine are the best.

    Wonderful words as always NP!

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  46. I must say: I was blown away by your poem. I noticed that this is a relatively older post...Have you not written in a while or are you just not posting??

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  47. "Being right: the human disease."

    Spot on.

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