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Thursday, January 31st, 2008
6:25 pm

raggedyanndy
"I like to remember everything. ... As it was. Because moments by themselves aren't enough; they're just -- they're like photographs. ... You can look back on a moment and say 'In that moment I was happy' or, more often than not, 'In that moment I was uncomfortable' or 'In that moment I was sad' or 'In that moment we were all berks' but you can look back on everything and you think, 'That was good.' Because when all the moments come together, when all the songs meet up with one another, you get something whole and complete and wonderful, people you loved and people you hated and a fondness for them you may not be able to recapture but everything you remember about them being somehow more than they really were, because that's what remembering everything does."

- Remus, from The Shoebox Project, @ shoebox_project
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Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
10:35 am

raggedyanndy
"The future is contained within the present as the plant within the seed."

- from "A Defence of Poetry" by Percy Bysshe Shelley
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Wednesday, September 19th, 2007
5:53 pm

no_chienne
This is sort of my motto and I would like to share it with you.

( Inspirational )
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Sunday, July 1st, 2007
9:12 pm

raggedyanndy
Would you like to be brilliant? Not just . . . I don't mean just 'outstanding'. I mean the sort of thing that would separate you, really separate you from others. Just: Would you like to be brilliant?! A reservoir? A flood? With a kind of light inside you that other people . . . do you know what I'm saying?: found hard to look at -- see, understand. Like a certain pain. Like fire. Brilliant. Even if it meant . . . well, alone: being alone. More than graceful. More than funny. More than 'very good,' 'competent.' Like fire. Light on snow. Brilliant. So intense that . . . I mean really: Don't you think we slow ourselves down for other people? Haven't you, at times, wondered or thought that . . . what if either of us you or I, never stopped ourselves, never slowed ourselves, allowed resistance: can you imagine the light, the velocity we might . . . ?!

I want to be brilliant! At at least one thing! Don't you want that too? Don't you think you could be? Don't you think you could startle something in the world? I want to be amazing. I think you could be amazing.

I am trying, please, to think about things. That's all. I am trying to think. I see things happening. I feel a doorway. I'm at a door. Ready to walk in or out of . . . some house. You see: I see things getting very . . . Choices!

Yes. We're talking choices. And I'm not settling.


Freely adapted from
PARK CITY, MIDNIGHT
Act I of FUTURE TENSE
By David Kranes
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Wednesday, May 16th, 2007
8:51 pm

raggedyanndy
"It is never too late to be what you might have been."

- George Eliot


"Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult!"

- Charlotte Whitton


"Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail..."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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