Now of course, I think: tulips rhyme. One tulip leaf goes this way, and the other tulip leaf goes that way. Their forms talk to each other. There’s symmetry. There’s a central stalk, and there’s mirroring. Most definitely the tulip rhymes. Nature is full of rhymes.
In fact he was incurably insane and hallucinated more or less continually, but by a remarkable stroke of lateral thinking his fellow wizards had reasoned, in that case, that the whole business could be sorted out if only they could find a formula that caused him to hallucinate that he was completely sane.*
*This is a very common hallucination, shared by most people.
And he said ‘I promise that I’ll listen to your dreams even if I can’t always share in them…’ 'I promise that I’ll always respect the space you use to dream your dreams as long as you don’t take up too much space.’ 'And if you ask me to enter the room to share your dreams, please leave a window open because I get claustrophobic’ 'And when you enter into my dreams please remember to walk gently because all our dreams are fragile. And when you leave please do not slam the door.’
‘Impossible is nothing,’ it said. 'Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.’
Elna Baker, The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance
Suddenly I realize that everyone in the whole world is, at the end of a day, staring at a dusky horizon, owner of a day that no one else will ever know. I see all those millions of different days crowded into one.
I never realized how intricate it is–you know–interacting like this. It’s like music, the way we sit here–everything going back and forth, weaving in and out. Reading each others’ faces. Interpreting tones of voice. I’ve been doing this all my life without even thinking about it. I don’t remember learning it.