Jessica Bibbee

Posts Tagged ‘up’

20170317

In aphorism, proverb on 20170317 at 23:55

If you’re not lifting someone up, you’re holding someone down. 
The easiest way to lose power is to hold onto it. If you want ultimate power, give it to others, empower others. In so doing, not only will you multiply the efforts of you alone, but what effort you do make shall never be forgotten. 

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20160731

In aphorism, bon mot, proverb on 20160731 at 23:55

The moment you decide that you deserve better is the moment that you know better—and already in this moment, you are better off.

The fool wears chains to the tune of gold—grounded in insecurity, weighted by vanity, and convinced they are better off decorated than liberated.

As if the limits of mortality were not damning enough, the fool boasts of his own. 

If a fool looks for dirt in the cleanest of waters, he is sure to succeed—if only in finding his reflection.

The fool dismisses a dozen opportunities before asking for a second chance.

Regret is the currency of the fool and the agency of the wise.

Waking up is hard to do, but it’s the only way to welcome in a new day.

What is the difference between mail and email? a LETTER

20140225

In aphorism, tale on 20140226 at 11:06

《What Is, What Wills》

Once upon the deep, dwelled two pairs of seafaring lovers.

Both lived rather normal lives aboard their ships on the sea, full of ups and downs, as anyone would expect to see upon the sea.

On calm seas, both pairs made love with the illimitable passion of lovers held at bay.

But the sky does what a sky wills, and so oft brewed blackened clouds with the inevitable unknown beyond. It was in these times that the difference between the lovemakers was never more lucid.

For when the storms blew in, as only a fool could deny the inevitability of, the seasoned couple ceased their lovemaking, wisely understanding their lovemaking to be powerless against warding off the mighty storm. To them, worry was a more worthy and more rewarding charm.

The other couple continued to make love like only reckless lovers knew, much to the chagrin of the other lovers. And it was true that the lovers’ lovemaking did nary a thing to make the storm go away, to shorten the waves, or to lessen the impact.

Also true was it, that the cessation of the other lovers’ lovemaking neither did anything to encourage the passing of the storm.

For a truth is a truth as is a sail a sail. Wisdom lies in wielding a truth, not simply holding a truth.

For in the end, to the common eye, it was plain to see that lovemaking -and its lack thereof- had absolutely nary a thing to do with the coming of the storm, the size of the storm, nor the passing of the storm.

With the passing of a storm, what remained for the eye to see was but two sets of lovers at sea and two kinds of love as they so fit to see.

One, a weakened bond of fair weather lovers, who made love only when the sea was calm, losing only the opportunity to love each other through and so weather a storm together.

The other, a strengthened bond between the lovers, who made love without regard to a storm (or was it very much with regard to the storm?), losing only themselves in each other whether or not came the weather.

For a storm is what only a storm wills, and love is only what love wills.

20120501

In aphorism, proverb, rumination on 20120501 at 23:39

If there exist the privileged and the underdogs, then also exist the underprivileged and the dogs.

《the real fight》

It is not enough that the underdog fights for the underdog.

Who is not afflicted, who is not oppressed, who is not persecuted -is tasked to support the underdog by assisting their fight for equality by opposing inequality.

For whosoever does not apply their ability, in essence, so gives up their ability. Whosoever has a right, but does nothing to extend and fight for all to have this right, so upholds a wrong.

The privileged condone by overlooking, condemn by standing by. The war of injustice is fueled by disregard, and the fight against injustice begins only when the privileged stand up for -and fight with- the underdog.

So, do not fight for your cause alone. Do not voice only that which concerns you. Do fight the wars that persist, large and small, for one and for all.

Because we are all the privileged, if not in one way, than in another. And we are all the underdog, if not today, then someday.

20111204

In aphorism on 20111205 at 12:26

The Strong have no more intention of tearing you down than do the Weak of building you up.

Do what you gotta do to be who you oughtta be.

A victim is snared in a trap that is set by himself.

20110718

In aphorism, proverb on 20110718 at 19:44

In the eye of every storm, seek peace.

When not in Rome, do not as the Roman.

Bite the tongue, bide the time.

Even the hero is not without hamartia.

Only the pauper envies the prince.

Behavior mimics example: a riposte to amplify, neutralize, or diminish.

A writer is one who composes words.
A good writer is one who composes words of influence.
A great writer is one who composes beautiful words of influence.

The wise give all but up.

20110525

In haiku, poetry on 20110525 at 19:00

《his smile》
The corners of his lips
turned upward, like they were pulled;
he smiled with his eyes.

20110306

In aphorism, proverb, quote, wordcoin on 20110306 at 04:48

Despite the fury deserveth a fool, to deliver the fury maketh twice the fool.

The fool excuse error of the self with the blame of others.

Bakery not worth eating all at once is not worth eating once at all.

Defense is an offense.

Who defends with violence has accepted the invitation of violence.

To be harmonic, conform to others; to be peaceful, reform the self.

The fool lead with linear vision in a reality of parallels.

The camouflaged have only cowardice to hide.

War is warful.

Provide steps to a fool that he might rise up; stoop to that of a fool and become that fool.

The fool justify an action in the name of reaction.

20110122

In aphorism, proverb on 20110122 at 12:17

With little skill and without care is it easy to tear down; only with great will and much care is it possible to build up.

20101219

In aphorism, proverb on 20101219 at 18:41

Who wields a weapon, hasn’t a hand for helping.

Make up, not war.