Jessica Bibbee

Posts Tagged ‘grow’

20130309

In aphorism on 20130317 at 12:04

The growth of a plant is only as boundless as its roots; the potted plant, as limited as the pot.

The application of the fiber -and not simply the existence of the fiber- creates a living identity of the fiber.

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20110706

In aphorism, proverb on 20110707 at 01:39

Save a few that go dormant, plants continue to grow until there is no more life left -sometimes in visible spurts of vertical growth, other times in invisible hardiness.

Sometimes it takes a storm to quench a flower’s thirst.

The physical blossoms when the emotional is nourished, not diseased.

Time has the patience of infinity.

20110316

In aphorism, proverb on 20110316 at 10:48

Prune living limbs for growth; dismember dead limbs for life.

Learn from example, lead by example.

20110221

In aphorism, proverb on 20110221 at 12:17

A dictatorship oppresses with directives commanded, a democracy suppresses with directives concealed.

A small potato only grows into a big potato.

Two wrongs don’t make a right, any more than two hates make a love.

20101027

In aphorism, proverb on 20101027 at 20:30

When an acorn falls, it grows roots.

If you want to lead, remember to support.

20100811

In aphorism, bon mot, proverb on 20100812 at 02:23

What do you call a young female horse whisperer? A linguafilly, of course! [see linguaphile]

A fool deserves neither respect nor disrespect.

The grass that freely grows is not begging to be mowed.

20100413

In aphorism, proverb on 20100413 at 15:24

Only true separation brings distance; physical separation only reveals true closeness.

Hardship brings growth, if embraced.

20100315

In aphorism, proverb on 20100315 at 21:32

A grape grows not alone.

20091111

In aphorism, idiom on 20091111 at 13:04

Every experience, good or otherwise, is an opportunity for growth; lack of experience is a lack of opportunity.

20071014

In question, rumination on 20071014 at 13:52

With every utterance of control, there is an ego born of pride, of false knowing and incomplete understanding.

For as much as we control, so are we controlled by that which is around us. As much as we analyze this process, even more so do we become a part of it.

It is sheer ignorance, if the naiveté of humanity, that permits even us to step outside of that which consumes us, that which is a part of the whole, and is the whole itself. That we might suggest that our will is not its will, that our error is not its error.

It is another arrogance to say that our error is but its error, to deny our actions on its behalf.

For all that began with nature will again end with nature – that is, entertaining the contrived concept of a beginning and an end. All that meets the eye is but a piece of the whole, the whole being a cycle of which there is no witness of a beginning and without certainty of an ending.

Our eyes see with limited sight. Our minds breathe with limited life. It is this inability to conceive of that which endures all, that which is all – that defines our being a part of the process – and not outside of, beyond, or above all.

How closely tied is our instinct to our adeptness. For it is our instinct to learn, to grow, to adapt. And so, mankind has, and will, continue in a way that always will.

Why does the sun differ from the moon? For the same reason, or lack thereof, that we are not mere beasts. We are no different, though our tongue speaks not the same.

However superb we elevate our humanity about the robin, still we know not its thoughts.

Might we entertain that its thought leaves ours behind, that it lives in a world to which we are but a busy simplicity, ever concerned with fabrications of an imagination cultivated? But we do not know what the robin thinks or even wills.

If there comes a day when we do see eye to eye with the skirting robin – will we be prepared for such complexity, as we now understand not?

Is it possible that we, too, may evolve in a parallel way, and as such, these two days may never coincide as one? So the robin and man, ever in watch, ever to question, never to know.

It is this longing and lacking that drives the cycle and leads us only to tomorrow.

We are never a farther step from today.

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