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“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”
Thomas Merton


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“Everyone and everything that shows up in our life is a reflection of something that is happening inside of us.
Alan Cohen


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“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
Leonardo da Vinci


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“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.
Margaret J. Wheatley


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“A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.”
Frederick Douglass


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“My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.

John Lennon


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“Human intelligence is a reflection of the intelligence that produces everything. In knowing, we are simply extending the intelligence that comes to and constitutes us. We mimic the mind of God, so to speak. Or better, we continue and extend it.”

Huston Smith


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All Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014

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8 responses to “Reflections

  1. Beautiful water reflections! πŸ™‚ It was a beautiful day today, warmed to 65 F here today. Did yall have a warm day too!?

  2. Thank you for sharing these words!

  3. Epic photos and quotes! πŸ™‚ What’s knot to love? You’ve outdone yourself here, E! Truly, Keith

    • Dear Keith, bowing to your praise. Thank you for your kind words. Such a beautiful day along the river yesterday; so glad you were able to share it with us πŸ˜‰ Hope you’re well and feeling the sap begin to stir. Best wishes, E

  4. Beautiful reflections, WG. I hope you had a chance to enjoy the warm weather today. πŸ™‚

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