July 24, 2011

Fear and Fearlessness

The Orchard, by Marc Chagall

Those who sense eternity are beyond all fear. They see in every night the place where day begins, and are consoled.

Fearlessness is necessary for summer to come. Spring can be troubled; to its blossoming, uneasiness is like a home. But fruit needs the strength and calm of the sun. All must be ready to receive, with wide open gateways and substantial bridges.

A race that is born in fear comes as a stranger to the world and never finds its way home.

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  1. i wonder what we might become as a society if this were fashioned into our learning institutions. i wonder how much further along i might be if i hadn't spent so many years in fear, not that i am beyond it, only moving to a hopeful place beyond.

    i love the Chagall pairing.



"Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night."

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Go ahead, bloom recklessly!