a small and quiet woman

Have you ever wondered if we were not made to be great and to go high, but instead to be small ... as small as a star ... and to go only short spaces ... like the distance between our word and someone else's heart?



 





17 comments:

  1. this is my style, definitely. i've always thought of great things as what someone else does, never me. and i have a deep admiration for "ordinary" lives of so-called ordinary people. to be kind, to be trustworthy, to be gentle, to be nurturing---these are not such little things. we are here such a brief time; for me, one of the greatest things we can do is to live with love and appreciation. to make our world a kinder, more beautiful place. to leave a legacy of love.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Elizabeth WaggonerFebruary 5, 2016 at 4:22 AM

    I love this quote. It gives another perspective to the pressure that our current society and mantras seem to keep heaping on by the truckload - to soar, to dream big, to strive harder and harder - as opposed to learning contentment and quietude.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. absolutely. it's quite an old quote too, so I think people have been struggling with this issue for a long while!

      Delete
  3. This quote is going on my studio wall, among the other scraps and bits and leaves and stones. x

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yeah, all the pressure to be EPIC!!! & AMAZING!1!! & EXTREME!11!! is...exhausting. Not even _trying_ to be EPIC just thinking about it. Gimme some hot chocolate & a cat & I'll make little things & take naps.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too! Naps are highly underrated.

      Delete
  5. "This is to be my symphony". I love this post and the beautiful contradiction of the immensity of being small. It is the basis of my faith and life. ♥

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, that contradiction is where our thinking should focus, I believe, rather than on the diversion of "go bigger! go higher!" which only draws us away from what is most real and important of all.

      Delete
  6. Love this so much...

    ReplyDelete
  7. oh my, yes. this is one of the reasons I call myself mrs. mediocrity. this tiny life i live, just me, here, living. listening. it's a beautiful symphony.

    ReplyDelete
  8. "like the distance between our word and someone else's heart?" Wow! That just blew me away. So beautiful and something to ponder.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I adore this. So sweet and thought provoking.

    ReplyDelete