Judy Blume Quotes

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Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch.

Things change . . . things happen . . . things you can’t imagine when you’re young and full of hope.

Judy Blume (born 1938) is an American writer who is best known for her children’s books and young adult novels.

Now a Grassy Field

This poem reflects upon the consequences of actions by both nature and man.  Over the years, these events have included endless examples:  earthquakes, drought, tornadoes, wild fires, hurricanes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, floods, chemical spills, wars, and many more.  Where once stood a robust village–which was full of life–now replaced by the marker of an empty, grassy field.

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Hidden corner

World’s heartache

Void’s emptiness


Time long ago

Quaint village

Breathing with life


Disaster struck

Shredding life

Snuffing out breath


Natural acts

Or man-made

Crushing spirits


Now a grassy field



Village gone

Quietness speaks


Lasting impact

Death now reigns

Changed forever


No more children

Shops shuttered

Purging future


Sun still rises

Nothing shines

Sunrise crying


Now a grassy field

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Andy Warhol Quotes

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When people are ready to change, they change.

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was an American visual artist, film director, and producer.  His revolutionary artworks made him a leading figure in the visual art movement, commonly called pop art.

Hannah Arendt Quotes

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We are free to change the world and start something new in it.

Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.

Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) was a German-born philosopher and author.  With the help of others, she managed to escape the Holocaust, and her journey brought her to the United States in 1941.

Day’s Conversation (Haiku Series #213)

Dawn’s Light

Early morning hour

Sowing heart’s tranquility—

Calmness of spirit

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Fresh Start

Believe, trusting more

Opening another door—

Shifting day’s mindset

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Quiet Turnaround

Away from one’s view

Time flowing with transition—

Subtleness of change

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Iyanla Vanzant Quotes

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The only way to get what you really want is to let go of what you don’t want.

Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change.

Iyanla Vanzant (born 1953) is an American inspirational speaker, author, and television personality.

Leo Tolstoy Quotes

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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

Leo (Count Lev Nikolayevich) Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a Russian writer.  Many consider him to be one the world’s greatest authors of all-time.

Richard Ford Quotes

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Married life requires shared mystery even when all the facts are known.

Most things don’t stay the way they are for very long.  I take nothing for granted and try to be ready for the change that’s soon to come.

Richard Ford (born 1944) is an American novelist and short story writer.  One of his most recognized and honored works is the novel, INDEPENDENCE DAY, which earned him a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1996.

John Maxwell Quote

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I may not be able to change the world I see around me, but I can change the way I see the world within me.

From Genesis 1:27:  “So God created humans in His image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.”

John Maxwell (born 1947) is an American pastor, author, and speaker.  He has written numerous books about leadership, with a Christian point of view.