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Food for Thought

Georgia O’Keefe

“I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life—and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.”

Bruce Springsteen

“All I do know is as we age, the weight of our unsorted baggage becomes heavier . . . much heavier. With each passing year, the price of our refusal to do that sorting rises higher and higher. . . . Long ago, the defenses I built to withstand the stress of my...

Bob Dylan

"There is nothing so stable as change."

E.E. Cummings

"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch." 

Robert Frost

" Poetry is when an emotion has found it's thought and the thought has found words."

Dr. Seuss

"I meant what I said and I said what I meant."

Wynton Marsalis

"On a basic level, this music led me to a deeper respect for myself. In order to improvise something meaningful, I had to find and express whatever I had inside of me worth sharing with other people. But at the same time it led me to a new awareness of others, because...

D.W.Winnicott

" What is a normal child like? Does he just eat and grow and smile sweetly?  No that is not what he is like.  The normal child, if he has confidence in mother and father, pulls out all the stops. In the course of time, he tries out his power to disrupt, to destroy, to...

John Bowlby

"We become attached to what is familiar, and sometimes we hold onto things that are safe and predictable, even if they are bad for us."

Robert Stolorow

"When my traumatized states could not find a relational home, I became deadened, and my world became dulled.  When such a home became once again present, I came alive, and the vividness of my world returned."

Bernard Brandchaft

"Everything we observe in ourselves and in others emerges from the interaction between what is observed and the eyes that are observing."

Lewis Carroll

"If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody can possibly find fault with, you will not do much!"

Joni Mitchell

“But you know it's hard to tell when you're in the spell if it's wrong or if it's real, But you're bound to lose if you let the blues get you scared to feel”

Sabert Basescu

"But the essence of art, the essence of artistic creativity, is precisely that which is not determined, namely the emergence of something new.  The essence of art is freedom."

George Atwood

"Depression comes about from depressing things that occur."

R.D. Laing

"The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change, until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds."