Jessica Bibbee

Posts Tagged ‘paper’

20110719

In aphorism, proverb on 20110719 at 10:14

The desert dweller prays for rain, but is prepared not for the storm.

The fool waits for the rains to sow his seeds.

The fool tames a beast he cannot feed.

Fantasy is the reality of the fool.

To judge another’s rationale is simply to impose one’s own motive upon another’s actions.

Climax not without the crescendo; lo, the fool is clueless, the wise is cognizant of.

Life, ’tis a puzzle.

Cast a worm, catch a fish.
[Other times, cast a worm, drown a worm.]

The fool act without understanding.
The lay do not act, understanding only of consequence.
The dilettante do not act, understanding not of impact.
The wise act with understanding of impact.

Consequence impels the fool; impact propels the wise.

Hold experience dearly, opinions loosely.

Project that which is beneficial to others;
Retain that which is worthy of possession;
Relinquish all else.

The wise balance output with input, teaching with learning, giving with receiving, apology with forgiveness.

Prudence in opinion, abundance in perception.

Share candid opinions as you would fresh onions -sparingly and with consideration.

From the valley, espy the peak.

Cash not backed by gold is but pretty paper.

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20110330

In tale on 20110330 at 20:49

《infinity》
She read the page, not the words.

She read the absence of words -the space between the written word.

The ink was too finite for her mind; she was drawn into the infiniteness of the abstraction that was space -the very space filling the cavity between the cracks of ink that penetrated the paper, but could not exploit its potential.

20101201

In aphorism, haiku, poetry, proverb, rumination on 20101201 at 12:23

It is not enough for anger to be bridled; it must be broken so that a bridle is not needed.

《the sun》
first crack of dawn, final setting of the sun
an everyday affair, seen always
as if the first and the last time.

《On Writing》
The joy of writing is the culmination of experience, the surprise birth of thoughts onto a world of paper; -watching, in hindsight, how the words flow, without warning. To be ready as the paper, willing as the pen.

20091023

In aphorism, proverb on 20091023 at 11:51

For a writer, the power to beckon comes not from the blank paper, but from the busy mind.

Tis quicker to punish, rather than to help, the criminal.

Tis easier to deliver judgment than understanding.

A crime committed is a hurt expressed.

20090721

In aphorism, proverb on 20090721 at 07:18

When our voice is lost to those who listen, our presence is not lost to those who see.

A river is to bar or to guide, depending on whether you cross it or follow it.

The looking glass sees the truth.

Motivation is parasitic; inspiration is symbiotic.

Words transcend the flatness of paper to reach the depths of our minds.

20090617

In aphorism, proverb on 20090617 at 02:08

Any successful relationship must be shared as do two sides share a single piece of a paper, flexing front and back, and never like the two halves of a paper, top and bottom prone to tear.