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Image Spotlight: Words
By Sharon Brown on October 27, 2013

Sometimes all we need is a word or two.

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ImageZanymuse
Oct 26, 2013 9:14 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
I was not familiar with this poet and had to do a search to locate the poem this was taken from. It is wonderful in it's entirety. Now I must seek out other writings by Max Ehrmann.
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ImageSharon
Oct 26, 2013 9:16 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
I love the poem as well and considered posting the whole thing, but I thought the one statement was enough to lure those who might be interested. Amazing piece of writing.
ImageZanymuse
Oct 26, 2013 9:51 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
You are a natural born fisherman to have chosen such an effective lure.
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ImageSharon
Oct 26, 2013 10:28 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Comes from teaching juniors and seniors for so many years. Ya gotta create a lure and then give a direction to make them find their own answers to questions. Smiling When they do that, then they will always remember the answers. Much better than asking them to memorize facts and figures --
ImageZanymuse
Oct 27, 2013 6:36 AM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Well, it worked on this Senior...citizen.
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Imagenap
Oct 27, 2013 7:13 AM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
Ain't that the truth! Love the quote.
ImageSharon
Oct 27, 2013 7:24 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Smiling
Imageblue23rose
Oct 27, 2013 8:38 AM CST
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, IN
This is a beautiful line from a poem I had not read until today. Oh, if we all could live by those words.

Sharon, the teacher in you has never stopped teaching and I am thankful for that. Lovey dubby
Vickie
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May all your weeds be wildflowers. Author Unknown
ImageSharon
Oct 27, 2013 8:42 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Thanks Vickie.

I think I was lucky in that I became what I was supposed to be. Does that make sense?
ImageKyWoods
Oct 27, 2013 10:13 AM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
I've always loved that poem, and the last line sums it all up perfectly! Sharon, you're right, not enough of us become what we were supposed to be. We pay more attention to others' opinions and demands than to our own inner voice. I would be a songwriter, had I listened to my own voice. The muse has long ago abandoned me.
Thank you for being YOU! Lovey dubby
ImageSharon
Oct 27, 2013 10:33 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
It isn't too late to let yourself go back a little bit, just enough to find that spirit that you think might have abandoned you. It's still there, tucked away, right where you left it. Things like that don't go away, but you might have to dig beneath the rubble to find it. Deep inside you are that same person you were, you just have to make your way back before you can go forward. Group hug
Imagevic
Oct 27, 2013 12:18 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
I used to have this entire poem hanging in my house. Now I wonder if it got lost in the move. Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't this also a song? Sort of of quiet melody in the background while he read it?

GREAT quote Sharon - Bravo Thumbs up and so true Lovey dubby

Sharon is right Renee - go write songs Hurray!
ImageSharon
Oct 27, 2013 12:34 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
It was on a poster, yes, Vic. And it was also a song. There are several versions on YouTube, here's one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDHoflDhAOo

And in something I can remember Leonard Nimoy reciting it, but can't remember where or when.
Imagequilter5
Oct 27, 2013 5:43 PM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
I can remember Leonard Nimoy reciting it too. I also have it in it's entirety. I love it and was so pleased to see you use that particular line. As we get older (and I'm now 70) we spend so much time looking back instead of going back. I was fortunate to spend a part of my life doing that which I most wanted to do.
Imagepajonica
Oct 29, 2013 6:08 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Thought Spock had no feeling or passion, just logic, beam me up Scotie Whistling
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
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Imagepajonica
Oct 29, 2013 6:40 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
I just read that poem and it brought tears to my eye, words to live by indeed! Sharon thank you.
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
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ImageSharon
Oct 29, 2013 7:22 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Isn't it beautiful!!
I think it is something we should hold on to every day.
Imagepajonica
Oct 29, 2013 7:33 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Our very own teacher so you are Sharon, speaking words of wisdom through your knowledge of others writings, full credit to you.
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
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ImageSharon
Oct 29, 2013 7:37 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
The words are there, Jon, I just try to find the best ones - mostly the words that I need for myself.
But thank you for enjoying them with me.
Mindy03
Nov 1, 2013 11:34 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Thank you Sharon for sharing this poem. I just took time to read the whole piece and it speaks to me very personally.

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