Have you ever stumbled upon just the right quotation at exactly the right time?
If so, you know this treasured experience. It’s one of my favorites. Opening a tea bag to reveal the cute little quotation, typed gently onto a crisp little paper flag at the end of a string.
Last week I found several quite surprising , and delightful. A bonus surprise to go with your cup of tea! And surprise, I’m sipping a cup of tea now.
I’ll share a couple of these qutoations with you at the end of today’s post, but for now I want to tell you about a friend of mine. I consider her a connoisseur of quotations. She always seems to have the exact right quote for exactly the right time.
In fact, I still have stacks and stacks of the cards she’s sent me over the years, each one containing a quotation that feels like a precious gem — a true treasure and form of nourishment beyond anything you can imagine.
And sure enough, even those (sent from the past) still have a way of finding me at exactly the right time.
What is it about the words of others we find so captivating?
I believe they can either help us to express that which we’ve felt but do not yet have the words or vocabulary to express.
But also, and more imortantly, that they can connect us to that same feeling, that deep stirring within ourselves — the place where our own wisdom comes from.
It’s as if the quotation acts as a spark to ignite our own mini inward quest, where we can reflect and expand upon that which resonates, easier than we could have generated the reflections on our own.
It is a great magic, the art of quotationss, and of course, I laugh now with a gentle smile upon my face at this metaphor because back when I first started this blog in 2013, I had something I used to call “QuoteSpark Saturday.” My way of incorporating alliteration into the title of something I wanted to share each week, on Saturdays.:)
So here are the quotations that sparked something in me last week.
I invite you to read through them, find what resonates, if anything, for you. And then let me know, what are some of YOUR favorite quotations?
Do you have a favorite way to record the insights and quotations that you find?
I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below!
And who knows, your comment and quotation selection might be the very thing that brightens someone else’s day. 🙂
Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees.Krle Wilson Baker
Beauty is not caused. It is.Emily dickinson
Talking to plants is one way of talking directly to Spirit.Rosemary Gladstoar
The very things that held you down are going to carry you up, and up, and up.Dumbo
Bring me the sunset in a cup.Emily Dickinson