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.
Written by Me at 1:33 AM
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ah, I knew it! I'm Emilia Earhart all along
beautiful, as always.
I really like this post! Makes me think...
Love the pic!
And sitting at his computer, Charlemagne just smiled and nodded.
this is incredibly deep, thank you :)
This is, by far, the most beautiful thing I've ever read. I'm moved, thank you.
I wish I would give myself a chance. Thank you for this.
This is so beautiful.
Everyone is shining and everyone is trying.
now i'm inspired to find the good in everyone.
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
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
this is really cool.
hmmm. dont i wish i was someone famous once.
everything you have ever done has been done before you. but i think you do it better.
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.
Know thyself.-Thales (635 BC - 543 BC), (The Seven Sages) from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
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 :)
Wow that was really beautiful
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.
omg, it's so deep.
sometimes all you need is a chance..
i love it, sweet,short and deep...
hey, I really love this text, and I have an blog too. Can I post this text in my blog? of couse, i'll give you credit for it. Can I?
if possible, you can answer me in a comment in my blog.
Why do I have to keep coming back as a plumber? This is the 9th time fer crissakes...
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.....
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