THE GEM 21 MAY 2017 : The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain. 

“Are you a stupid sheep in the flock or a free eagle in the sky? Look at the mirror, what are you? Are you some dullish cattle in the herd or a wise owl in the forest? Look at the mirror, what are you?”― Mehmet Murat ildan

Source: The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 19 MAY 2017 : Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh. Leonard Cohen 

“And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter— they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long.”― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Source: Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh. Leonard Cohen | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 18 MAY 2017 : We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” 

False friends, sometimes also called frenemies, are people who pretend to be a friend and then turn out to be just the opposite. These are people who get close to you for the specific reason to make fun of you behind your back, delight in the misery you endure, use you for whatever you can give them, and find out about your life so they can gossip about it later.

Source: We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 17 MAY 2017 : “I began to understand that all of life is practice: writing, driving, hiking, brushing teeth, packing lunch boxes, making beds, cooking dinner, making love, walking dogs, even sleeping. We are always practicing. Only practicing.” —Dani Shapiro |

Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington:…on a sailboat, surrounded by sea with no land in sight, without even the possibility of sighting land for days to come? To stand at the helm of your destiny. I want that, one more time.

Source: “I began to understand that all of life is practice: writing, driving, hiking, brushing teeth, packing lunch boxes, making beds, cooking dinner, making love, walking dogs, even sleeping. We are always practicing. Only practicing.” —Dani Shapiro | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 16 MAY 2017 : “The absent are always in the wrong” | 

It is often better to return, than to go on ; that is, when any one finds he has taken a wrong road, it is better to turn back than to proceed, as the further he goes on, the further he will be from the place he proposes visiting.

Source: “The absent are always in the wrong” | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

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