The Reason Why

"His talent was as natural as the pattern 
that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. 
At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did 
and he did not know when it was brushed or marred.

Later he became conscious of his damaged wings and 
of their construction and he learned to think and 
could not fly any more because the love of flight was gone 
and he could only remember when it had been effortless."
~ Ernest Hemingway

"I should feel the air move against me, 
and feel the things I touched, 
instead of having only to look at them. 
I'm sure life is all wrong because it has become much too visual - 
we can neither hear nor feel nor understand, we can only see. 
I'm sure that is entirely wrong."
~D.H. Lawrence

"Wisdom is having things right in your life
and knowing why."
~William Edgar Stafford
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