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Weigh the Quaint

March 6, 2010
By A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world; there is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others won't feel insecure around you. We were all meant to shine as children do. We were all born to make manifest the glory of God that's within us - it's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
-Nelson Mandela

Weigh the quaint with frivolous matters thus-
When triumphs ending sooth the broken soul,
Then pierce it happy through faint and death,
Until at last she meets her goal.

No sense it makes to you right now?
it shouldn't, for Jabberwocky it seems
Has more joy with life than realists rarely try.

Then asking butter from a neighbor is
An act of bother,
Or is it that
Neighbors should talk,
And know another too
For we're tied together by a family glue.

But massages and polish and tanning beds try
With a valiant effort to mend the sails.
Though shallow things tend to break apart
At the very moment we need them most.

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