The Prompter Room

For Friday, November 9, 2018:

 

Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh

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For Tuesday, November 6, 2018:

 

We can change.  People say we can’t, but we do when the stakes or the pain is [sic] high enough.  And when we do life, can change.  It offers more of itself when we agree to give up our busyness.

Anne Lamott, ALMOST EVERYTHING: NOTES ON HOPE

 

 

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For Tuesday, October 23, 2018:

 

In indigenous ways of knowing, all beings are recognized as non-human persons, and all have their own names. It is a sign of respect to call a being by its name, and a sign of disrespect to ignore it. Words and names are the ways we humans build relationships, not only with each other, but also with plants …

Intimate connection allows recognition in an all-too-often anonymous world… Intimacy gives us a different way of seeing.

Robin Wall Kimmerer, GATHERING MOSS: A NATURAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF MOSSES

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For Friday, October 19, 2018:

 

Creativity embeds knowledge so that it can become practice. We move what we’re learning from our heads to our hearts through our hands. We are born makers, and creativity is the ultimate act of integration — it is how we fold our experiences into our being… The Asaro tribe of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea has a beautiful saying: “Knowledge is only a rumor until it lives in the muscle.”

Brené Brown

RISING STRONG: THE RECKONING, THE RUMBLE, THE REVOLUTION

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For Tuesday, October 16, 2018:

 

A writer — and, I believe, generally all persons — must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.

Jorge Luis Borges – TWENTY-FOUR CONVERSATIONS WITH BORGES: INCLUDING A SELECTION OF POEMS

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For Friday, October 12, 2018:

 

The frame through which I viewed the world changed … with time. Greater than scene, I came to see, is situation. Greater than situation is implication. Greater than all of these is a single, entire human being, who will never be confined in any frame.

Eudora Welty, ONE WRITER’S BEGINNINGS