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Quote discovered on NYT and USAToday bestselling author, Joan Reeves blog
The picture is where we used to live in Colorado. This is how it looked from November until April–snow coming down, snow stacked high. Winter would come and hold on for dear life, which is why this quote has always resonated with me.
Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best-known French writers.
You might be familiar with his novels Les Misérables, 1862, and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, 1831.
Roses in a heart shape, what could say love more? Nothing.
But the quote in the center seemed like an incomplete sentence to this old language arts teacher. Yes that dates me because who teaches language arts anymore. No one.
Anyway, I added Aristotle’s quote to make it more of a sentence.
We won’t discuss the missing capital letter at the start the sentence.
The Aristotle quote spoke to my writer’s heart. When you write a love story, you start with two very different souls and by the end they are bonded as one.
That’s just a love story.
In February thoughts turn to love in a special way. Personally, I think love is meant to be shared year-round, but there is just something about this month that causes us to focus our thoughts on LOVE.
Years ago I created a series of graphics for my Wednesday blog quotes in February. This has been the most popular.
The full quote reads:
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
Nor hath love’s mind of any judgement taste;
Wings and no eyes figure unheedy haste.
And therefore is love said to be a child
Because in choice he is so oft beguiled.
Shakespeare’s words are said to explain Cupid:
I never paid much attention to Cupid until I read Shakespeare’s words. Now I see how Cupid symbolizes of love.
I ran out of time to find a picture to use to create a quote graphic for today and stumbled upon this fabulous example of procrastination. I know technically it’s not a quote, but it fits my current dilemma.
I procrastinated too long and ended up without an original graphic.
I do that too often.
We all procrastinate sometimes.
We should Just. Do. Whatever it is.
I did finally find a picture for today with a quote.
Edie Melson’s graphic depicting Franklin D. Roosevelt’s advice on how to overcome procrastination.
I’m tacking it onto this post to remind myself not to procrastinate so long next time. And you get a two-for-one Wednesday.
Researching quotes by MLK, Jr. I found this. There were so many it was truly hard to pick just one for Wednesday quotes.
This one reminded me of what I used to tell my school age kiddos…”I don’t expect you to have perfect grades. I do expect you to do your best.”
And, now as adults, they’re telling my grandkids the same thing.
There’s truth in Mr. King’s words. We just need to be the best we can be.
This is a meme I created several years ago for my November gratitude blogs. The quote is not original, it’s around any place inspiration merchandise is available. I selected the rising sun photo for my version.
Like I said, this is an extremely popular quote. I’ve seen it on journals, posters, magnets, and bumper stickers. Reading it always brings a smile to my face and it reminds me of the rich blessings I have in my life.