Observations. . .from my lifetimes. . .

If you do not intend to look back,  it’s best to remember to lift the plow.
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Wishes are as potent a force as fishes swimming in live water.
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Under adverse conditions, we become more of what we are.
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To think is a holy obligation.  And to be held accountable should follow.  We would then be responsible human beings?  Imagine that!
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The world no longer tolerates the thinker.  He has become a recluse in the ribbon of concrete. 
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The world hails the activist, the doer.  The attention and kudos are granted no matter the consequences, constructive or not.  And we live in those consequences.
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Curbside decisions belong to the white charger.  The smooth phrase, the quick retort are only newsworthy.  And both fade rapidly in memory to be recalled only by the video screen.
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The thoughtful person cannot find a place to be asked a question requiring the time to raise their eyes to the hills and back for a reflective answer.
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The visionary has the look of one used to focusing on the horizon.  I have time for the visionary.  They have substance for the long haul as a participant in the vision.  And strangely, human events still take time no matter how we wish otherwise. 
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The immediate situation may be alleviated with a curbside decision but the progression of humankind may never be affected.  There is always that hope. 
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Where is safe?  Safe is only in your head because no place is safe.  And I would have to argue your head.
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Nothing gets done in this world unless somebody’s back breaks, a somebody’s legs ache and at least a somebody’s mind splinters and a heart rips apart.
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Kathy Rybacki Qualiana

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