Worldly Wisdom

“All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.” – Henry David Thoreau

It all starts with a small seed that becomes a big idea.

Just a personal note to all of those on the US West coast… stay safe from the fires and smoke. I have checked in with a few of my friends but still know a couple in that area I haven’t heard from. Only 3 and 1/2 month left of this awful year. I really hope 2021 is better. (((HUGS)))


For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – heresy

The Hopeful Bird

This prompt from Fandango is all about the quote. I love this quote as it is about faith, not religion. I believe in a higher power of some sort, call it Mother Nature, Father Earth, Science, whatever there is a “force” greater than myself. So this quote has always been a favorite of mine.

“Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.” – Rabindranath Tagore


For Fandango’s Dog Days of August (FDDA) #26 – your favorite quote

Three Day Quote Challenge – Day 3

I have been nominated by Fandango over at This, That, And The Other for the three-day quote challenge. Thanks Fandango for this opportunity to share some of my favorite words!

First the rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days – one quote per day.
3. Nominate three bloggers each day and let them know about it.

My first two days (Day 1 and Day 2) I focused on a person and today it is more of a topic search I did.  I looked at dance (as my dance class in high school taught me things unrelated to dance I still use to this day), writing (that should be obvious why) and finally music.  I settled on a quote by another woman I admire greatly.

“Music was my refuge.  I could crawl into the spaces between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”  – Maya Angelou

There are so many things music can do for me.  It can take me back to wonderful memories, it can inspired hopes and dream and as Ms Angelou said it can make loneliness disappear.  The right song can move your emotions and turn a day around.  And if it is an unbelievable energy level you want, nothing beats live music.

So now that I have finished the challenge I am supposed to nominate another three bloggers.  Except I HATE leaving anyone out so instead of just three I open the challenge up to anyone interested in it.  If you choose to do it please link back to my page so I can read what you have picked.

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day/night!

Three Day Quote Challenge – Day 2

I have been nominated by Fandango over at This, That, And The Other for the three-day quote challenge. Thanks Fandango for this opportunity to share some of my favorite words!

First the rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days – one quote per day.
3. Nominate three bloggers each day and let them know about it.

As I stated on Day 1 I thought more of people than quotes when I came to this challenge.  Looking at it that way also gives me more of a chance to explore the things my favorite people had to say.  Today I focus on my love of photography and nature.  One of my favorite photographers is Ansel Adams.  He can display things from nature that are truly breathtaking.  A search of his quotes led me to this one…

“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” – Ansel Adams

I have felt a deeper love of the photographs that I took because of feelings along with beauty, than just something pretty… does that make sense?  I strive for a great photograph rather than just a snapshot.

I now must do my least favorite thing and nominate three more people for this.  Remember this  is just for fun and not an obligation to do so, but I hope you share the words you love.  Today I nominate:

Three Day Quote Challenge – Day 1

I have been nominated by Fandango over at This, That, And The Other for the three-day quote challenge. Thanks Fandango for this opportunity to share some of my favorite words!

The rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days – one quote per day.
3. Nominate three bloggers each day and let them know about it.

When faced with this challenge it wasn’t a quote that instantly came to mind but a few people. And I start with one of the bravest women I ever studied about in school, Helen Keller. She accomplished a lot locked in a dark silence all her life. So I went to one of my favorite sites, BrainyQuote.com, and found this…

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.” – Helen Keller

I choose to believe, no matter how hard some things have been, that we learn valuable lessons from our past experiences.  The one thing to remember is tomorrow will come and the hurt and pain won’t last forever.  One of the best analogies is learning to ride a bike… how many of you did it without a scape or scratch from a fall?  But you learned and now you can travel all over town should you choose to.

Now I must start combing through my list of inspiring people and quotes to find the next two I will use.

I dread this part and want you to know that in no way are you obligated to do this but I know there is potential for some interesting responses.  I nominate: