"Encouragement helps, but sometimes a cold splash of truth is what it takes to get people in motion . . . You don't improve your writing skills at an equal rate. When you write consistently, your skills will grow exponentially. The key to make it past the initial phase of sucking at it..." ⎯Ayodeji Awosika, 7 Things You Must Give Up to Become a Succcessful Writer
LIFE isn't about waiting for the STORM to pass. It's about LEARNING to DANCE IN THE RAIN.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do."⎯Wendell Berry
NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is currently unemployed after he started a movement of players kneeling for the national anthem. Once his actions caught on — and were repeated many times across the league — it angered NFL owners, Donald Trump, and legions of Trump-supporting fans who saw it as an affront to the flag or the military. Kaepernick made it clear, however, that his goal was never to spread anger. It was simply a protest against what Kaepernick sees as the ongoing oppression of people of color. He had a platform, he found a method of nonviolent resistance, and he protested.
Unless it’s mad, passionate, extraordinary love, it’s a waste of time. There are too many mediocre things in life. Love should not be one of them.” — Unknown
It's not that you have to achieve anything, it's that you have to get away from where you are." ⎯Marguerite Duras, The Lover
Wade Nichols: ‘A Galaxy of Pleasure and Pain’