Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Truth Is Born In Strange Places









































Joan of Arc came back as a little girl in Japan, and her father told her to stop listening to her imaginary friends.

Elvis was born again in a small village in Sudan, he died hungry, age 9, never knowing what a guitar was.

Michelangelo was drafted into the military at age 18 in Korea, he painted his face black with shoe polish and learned to kill.

Jackson Pollock got told to stop making a mess, somewhere in Russia.

Hemingway, to this day, writes DVD instruction manuals somewhere in China. He's an old man on a factory line. You wouldn't recognise him.

Gandhi was born to a wealthy stockbroker in New York. He never forgave the world after his father threw himself from his office window, on the 21st floor.

And everyone, somewhere, is someone, if we only give them a chance.

27 comments:

nouri said...

ah, I knew it! I'm Emilia Earhart all along

Anonymous said...

beautiful, as always.

Maryx said...

I really like this post! Makes me think...

AwesomeAmina said...

Love the pic!

GeorgeDubya said...

And sitting at his computer, Charlemagne just smiled and nodded.

chieh said...

this is incredibly deep, thank you :)

Haunted said...

This is, by far, the most beautiful thing I've ever read. I'm moved, thank you.

Anonymous said...

I wish I would give myself a chance. Thank you for this.

Erin said...

This is so beautiful.

jac y. said...

Everyone is shining and everyone is trying.

Anonymous said...

now i'm inspired to find the good in everyone.

rivercat said...

I liked this one a lot. Makes me think of all the famous heroes of our pre history.

their stories never told
yet just as heroic
the inventor of the shoe
just as true
to celebrate thier achievments
to realize you and I are all
them too...participants in the changing and forever rearranging
of ourselves from those without

the names

Sapphire Black said...

wow this is..... It's more selfless than all the other posts. This blog is taking a change for the better. and I did read your editor's note. I'll try and do my best

...sIMPLY NATAsHA... said...

Snaps fingers..

Reina said...

this is really cool.
hmmm. dont i wish i was someone famous once.

cynical bones said...

everything you have ever done has been done before you. but i think you do it better.

zonedin said...

I do believe all children have the potential to be great in some way. Environment can make a difference as much as inborn personality traits. I like how you put it.

Miss Philosophy said...

Know thyself.-Thales (635 BC - 543 BC), (The Seven Sages) from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers

Alyaa said...

<3

Danonino said...

Though it is not an axiom, it comes very useful to read it in certain moments of life, when we think about certain people.

So thanks for the reminder and the inspiration :)

A said...

Wow that was really beautiful

Aparna said...

The last line makes this.

I've been away for a month, and before that I read your posts daily. Today I'm going through and reading the ones I've missed and it's like a rush of feelings coming back. I love you for writing these words that ache with feeling, and these words that are filled with ingenuity.

Anonymous said...

omg, it's so deep.
sometimes all you need is a chance..

cinikinai said...

i love it, sweet,short and deep...

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Anonymous said...

Why do I have to keep coming back as a plumber? This is the 9th time fer crissakes...

sumitha said...

None of the said people waited to be given a chance!! :) .... They made their chances..... I beleive the world today is a far better place than it was in any of the mentioned eras.....