Sunday, November 3, 2013

Every Flower Is The Rose

Lovers jump into bed without thinking.  That's the only way it can be done.

A cup that was spilling over still wanted more.

We all talk to ourselves.  Those we call mad just talk a little louder.

The difference between an ocean and a desert is Time.

Art is made out of pieces of ourselves.

Boredom is peace misunderstood.

To one who loves birds, morning always wakes up singing.

In dreams and stories we rearrange our lives.

Good reasons do not exist for poisoning the water supply.

A few stones that hit rock bottom found a home there.

The log on the fire: is it dreaming of the forest?

Every side attacks you when you don't take sides.

Make your life beautiful, you're the only one who can.

Remember: every flower is the rose.






33 comments:

  1. What a treat. Thank-you for these nuggets of inspiration. The timing was perfect. As you know I've been blogging less in order to live more.

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  2. "Lovers jump into bed without thinking. That's the only way it can be done." I love your tautologies.

    And this one "Every side attacks you when you don't take sides." is a great reminder to take sides against the things that are wrong with the world.

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  3. This is true, we follow so many of these things - you are right about if you don't pick sides, both sides pick on you... :-/

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  4. Ahh I love so many in this one! I think my very fave is this though: "In dreams and stories we rearrange our lives."

    It's very true for me :)

    Have a great, great day!

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  5. Marty, your aphorisms are art works consist of all elements of human life: words, images, motions, imagination, metaphors, philosophic concepts, and even actions. Love them all! However my favorites are:

    The difference between an ocean and a desert is Time.

    Art is made out of pieces of ourselves.

    Boredom is peace misunderstood.

    In dreams and stories we rearrange our lives.

    The log on the fire: is it dreaming of the forest?

    Remember: every flower is the rose.

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  6. Wow, these are all awesome. I think this batch of aphorisms "explains" the human condition, the common thread that binds us as individuals.

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  7. Bloody hell! What happened to my comment?

    All right I'll become calm and try typing it once again. If the original one shows up Marty, please erase this one (with my tiny rant).

    What I originally said was: You took us on a mini-vacation of thoughts and I hope you will give us more, more, more, all at once because it was just beautiful. Thanks.

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  8. That was beautifully written and it really gave me time to pause and reflect.

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  9. Great as usual! While I was on hiatus, I missed your words. Your blog was the first I searched for on my return. It didn't fail to inspire once more.

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  10. Excellent stuff.
    "A few stones that hit rock bottom found a home there." is, I think, my favourite.

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  11. Wonderful slices of life, Marty! The first aphorism about lovers had me laughing out loud and it is so true! Other favorites are the ones about talking out loud, art being pieces of ourselves, birds and mornings, how we rearrange our lives in dreams and stories, log on the fire, and every flower is the rose. Actually, I love all of them, my favorite of your aphorism groups so far.

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  12. Enjoyed reading all of them but the first prize goes to "
    Boredom is peace misunderstood."

    Love,
    apieceofshe.blogspot.com

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  13. I love that I struggle to choose a favorite. Each one resonates for it's own reason.

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  14. First time around, I took 'Good reasons do not exist for poisoning the water supply" as that society poisons it through pollution and such. Then I read it again and remembered fluoride...

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  15. Yes your are wright and thanks for post a good topic . your post is

    top most in related post of Every Flower Is The Rose.

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  16. Wonderful imagery and so thought provoking.. My personal favorite is the difference between an ocean and a desert is time. If we have lived awhile - we can definitely connect with that statement. Thank you NP!

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  17. They all set me thinking, Marty. I loved the most the following:

    The difference between an ocean and a desert is Time.

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  18. Not all aphorisms have something interesting to say.. but then why should they?

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  19. Remember: every flower is for a nose!

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  20. These are wonderful, Marty. The "dreams and stories" one reminds me of myself. I'm such a daydreamer!

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  21. This is Genius NP! This piece has a Buddhist yet artistic approach. "A few stones that hit rock bottom found a home there" is one of the best lines I've read so far this year! This is awesome..

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  22. My favorite in this collection is: The difference between an ocean and a desert is Time.

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  23. i love this

    http://iamaleena.blogspot.com.au/

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  24. I loved the following :

    Dear Marty, I hope you are well,

    To one who loves birds, morning always wakes up singing.

    The difference between an ocean and a desert is Time.

    Best Wishes

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  25. Remember: every flower has a nose.

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  26. Hi Marty,

    "The difference between an ocean and a desert is time."

    This was my favorite and I was reminded at a literal level, when I visited a place called Kings Canyon in Central Australia. We lost contact with our guide, who had explained that this canyon hilltop had once been a seabed. I remember thinking 'so what', until I looked closely at a rock formation and saw the ripples in the rock and the tiny shellfish fossils. Then the wonder of it hit me.
    Yes, we are but passing through it. Time is eternal and constant and not as we measure it.

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  27. Every high jump is a low blow.

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  28. Ah! --Time for an ebook, I think!

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  29. On my occasional perambulations around your "blog" on an unsteady doohickey, I'd really quite like to call you a "wise man", but, really, is this fair to "wise men"? I don't know, do you...?

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  30. The wise man first looks in the mirror for wisdom... while the clever man never thinks to do so.

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  31. It is rare that someone makes me feel like crying, laughing and seriously contemplating stuff. Gorgeous and original – thank you

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