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“The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become.”
— W.E.B. Du Bois


Transformation continues to fascinate me. On the one hand we all have infinite potential with infinite possibility to change and grow. On the other hand most transformations are surface. We can change our appearance, our lifestyle and our beliefs but all of those are masks that cover up who we are at our inner core. The best changes of course are the ones that bring us closer to that inner core, our true being. Yet how can we know what will do that unless we are willing to experiment and explore and allow ourselves to see which things may resonate the most.
So I resolve to learn and try everything possible. I will indulge in life’s banquet and partake of any outlook or activity that speaks to me and never refrain from trying something I never have before. We each owe it to ourselves to live a life of becoming until our time is done.
Blessings, G


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In a Shadowed LandIn a Shadowed Land by G A Rosenberg


VanitasVanitas by G A Rosenberg


Leap of Faith ( A bit of Doggerel)


“Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not.”
— Virgil Garnett Thomson


The step never taken.
The dream never tried.
The belief never shaken
I cannot abide
The leaf never crumpled
The chance never won
How could we leave
so much left undone?
To stay at home
out of worry or fear
rather than taking the journey
the chance I revere.
Without that leap
of faith divine
our lives ordinary
just filled with whine.
So I will drink the potion
I will take the chance
for my soul is restless
and it will advance.
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Seed of BeliefSeed of Belief by G A Rosenberg


Watchful EyeWatchful Eye by G A Rosenberg

Better to Try Than Fear


Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn’t have the courage to say “yes” to life?”
― Paulo Coelho


I want to make mistakes. I want to have messes to clean up and things to make right. I want to know that I have taken chances in my life and tried new things. A life free from mistakes is a life that is stagnant. For how can one learn to do something correctly without first making an error or two along the way. Luckily for me this has never been much of an issue. I just take responsibility for it and move on. It’s usually just that simple. I would rather make a thousand errors than avoid trying something new out of fear. How about you?
Blessings, G


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Maelstrom SpiritMaelstrom Spirit by G A Rosenberg


Orchestrating the Sunset (Abstract)Orchestrating the Sunset by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – February 16 2013

“I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.”
― Vincent van Gogh


I love to learn new things. Most often of course I learn by doing it wrong until I get it right. To this end I have made mistakes in art, poetry, writing, parenting, relationships, sales and so many other areas but gradually in some I have improved and continue hopefully to do so. My partner despairs that I’ll ever master some of the subtleties of doing laundry among other things but as I said, hopefully I learn from my mistakes.
For a long time I was afraid of trying new things and failing. It has taken me a long time to learn that as long as I am trying new things I cannot fail nor grow old. This has been a learning that has been long in coming and probably one of the most important things I can ever pass on to my kids.
Blessings, G


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AquaMarine Crystal

Aqua-Marine Crystal by G A Rosenberg


Cool Garnet PathwayGarnet Pathways by G A Rosenberg