Adversity

Adversity
Is like a Strong Wind:

It Tears from Us All but That
Which Cannot be Torn

So that We may
See Ourselves

As We Really Are.

~ Arthur Golden


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2.) Markus Weggässer
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5.) We Heart It

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19 responses

  1. Adversity thy name is Sisyphus, or so I’m told, kind of, maybe.

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    April 30, 2017 at 6:58 AM

    • I suppose being hit in the face repeatedly with a rock could fall under the umbrella of ‘adversity…’

      …although, ‘irritating’ also comes to mind…

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      April 30, 2017 at 10:42 AM

  2. Love that! 🙂

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    April 30, 2017 at 7:06 AM

  3. Lovely collage of words with twisters…both beautiful and deadly.

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    April 30, 2017 at 12:40 PM

    • Thank you!! Tornadoes are fascinating… from a safe distance, that is.

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      April 30, 2017 at 1:10 PM

      • Yeah, I’m from the south and have experienced many warnings, watches, and even one that went over our house….way too close. I respect them immensely!
        Now I’m living in hurricane country, yikes! Matthew passed over us last year. Not fun and last much longer :/
        i always enjoy your posts 🙂

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        April 30, 2017 at 1:15 PM

        • Over your house? Wow… could that be considered trespassing? Not that one would want to make a tornado angry.

          But I’d still take a tornado over a hurricane- again, without infringing upon its personal boundaries. You’re right- they deserve respect.

          And thank you for the encouragement- I really appreciate it. ;c)

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          April 30, 2017 at 1:33 PM

  4. I’ve had days like that… Eventually I got so used to seeing ‘that which could not be torn’ I stopped trying to pick up the debris.
    It kind of takes the fear away – I know I’ll get my feathers ruffled, and aside from that there’s little else to lose these days, so I’ll be fine.
    Of course, it’s not socially compliant to show up as real, without any mask or barricade. Then again most folk don’t pay enough attention to notice. As Mr Adams pointed out, that’s Someone Else’s Problem, and they don’t bother me. Those with eyes to see often understand.
    Now where’s that kite? (Glorious birds, though a little hard to converse with… they really don’t like hurricanes! Far to floaty to ride a storm, and it takes them weeks to get home.)

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    May 1, 2017 at 12:21 PM

    • I would think that masks are the first thing to get torn away in a storm, in which case everybody would see who we really are.

      But what if the bird follows the Eye of the Hurricane?

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      May 2, 2017 at 12:13 PM

      • Ravens can ride storms. You are right about the masks of course, which is probably why so many refuse to go out in high winds – still, with a bit of stamina and an open mind about any ‘destination’ hurricanes can be both stimulating and educational.
        And sometimes it’s all about points of view and frames of reference… If I define ‘here’ as ‘where this Raven is’ and wind speed as ‘how fast this Raven is flying’ then all is well, and who cares if the ground far beneath is spinning at 200mph? Then finding the eye of the storm is just a case of heading slightly to the right, if I’m north of the equator.
        Bear in mind, that to stay in the eye, I then have to flap harder to keep up with the storm…

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        May 4, 2017 at 12:27 PM

  5. locksley2010

    Hurricanes or the tentacles of Cthulhu trying to find weak points in our reality? 😉

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    May 3, 2017 at 11:10 AM

    • Reality IS our weak point- or so Great Cthulhu says (he sends his regards, by the way.)

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      May 3, 2017 at 11:49 AM

      • locksley2010

        He would say that, that’s such a him thing to say (Great tell him I say “Hi” and he STILL owes me pizza).

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        May 3, 2017 at 11:55 AM

        • I will remind him as soon as he’s finished eating the neighbor’s house.

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          May 3, 2017 at 12:05 PM

        • locksley2010

          Thank you.

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          May 3, 2017 at 12:21 PM

  6. Adversity, a sign of immaturity.

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    May 17, 2017 at 6:15 AM

  7. This is beautiful.

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    June 5, 2017 at 1:10 AM

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