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"After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul. And you learn that love doesn't mean possession and company doesn't mean security. And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't promises. And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes ahead with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child. And you learn to build your roads today because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans and futures have ways of falling down in mid-flight. And after a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much so you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. And you learn that you can really endure, that you really are strong, and you really do have worth. You learn. And you learn.." - Veronica A. Shoffstall.
"My kids are starting to notice I'm a little different from the other dads. "Why don't you have a straight job like everyone else?" they asked me the other day. I told them this story: In the forest, there was a crooked tree and a straight tree. Every day, the straight tree would say to the crooked tree, "Look at me...I'm tall, and I'm straight, and I'm handsome. Look at you...you're all crooked and bent over. No one wants to look at you." And they grew up in that forest together. And then one day the loggers came, and they saw the crooked tree and the straight tree, and they said, "Just cut the straight trees and leave the rest." So the loggers turned all the straight trees into lumber and toothpicks and paper. And the crooked tree is still there, growing stronger and stranger every day."
"The tragedy of life is not death, but what we let die inside us while we live."
"All that is required for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing." --Edmund Burke
"Thank you for this bitter knowledge Guardian angels who left me stranded It was worth it, feeling abandoned Makes one hardened but what has happened to love
Got me writing lyrics on postcards Then in the evenings looking at stars But the brightest of the planets is Mars What has happened to love
So I will opt for the big white limo Vanity fairgrounds and rebel angels Can't be trusted with feathers so hollow Heaven's invention, steel eyed vampires of love
You see over me, I'll never know What you've shown to other eyes
Go or go ahead and surprise me Say you've lead the way to a mirage Go or go ahead and just try me
Nowhere's now here smelling of junipers Fell off the hay bales, I'm over the rainbows But oh Medusa kiss me and crucify This unholy notion of the mythic powers of love
Look in her eyes, look in her eyes Forget about the ones that are crying Look in her eyes, look in her eyes Forget about the ones that are crying
Go or go ahead And surprise me Go or go ahead And just try me"