Saturday, August 27, 2011

What Can a Man Believe?

In every human being, whether emperor or cowboy, prince or
pauper, philosopher or slave, there is a mysterious something
which he neither understands nor controls. It may lie dormant
for so long as to be almost forgotten; it may be so repressed
that the man supposes it is dead. 
But one night he is alone in the desert under the starry sky;
one day he stands with bowed
head and damp eyes beside an open grave; or there comes an
hour when he clings with desperate instinct to the wet rail of a
storm - tossed boat, and suddenly out of the forgotten depths of
his being this mysterious something leaps forth. It over - reaches
habit; it pushes aside reason, and with a voice that will not be
denied it cries out its questionings and its prayer.

What Can a Man Believe?, Barton

Monday, August 15, 2011

Real Women Have Curves  

Real women have curves, wrinkles, and flaws.

Each one earned with experience, 
 perseverance and determination.
There's no computer to airbrush your
Let them make you who you are.
Love every mark, every scar, every extra 
curve you wished to go away,
Accept what you can't learn to love,
Then let go of what you can't accept.
Treasure them for their memories
Like a worn love letter or ratty old quilt from 
generations of old.
Each wrinkle comes with the wisdom only
 years of life can give.
And life is not to be hidden or covered up.
For life is how a girl grows into a woman
And real women have curves.

By Anonymous

 Spread Your Wings 

Close your eyes, open your heart

concentrate hard, get ready to start.
It is almost time to lift off and fly.
Believe in yourself and you'll fly very high.
Open your wings, spread them out
This is what flying is all about.
I know you can make it through this test.
Come on now. Do your best.
Now that you can fly and soar,
you can enter that successful door.
You've spread your wings and lifted your voice.
It's now time for others to make the right choice.