Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Monday, 10 September 2012

The Open Flower and The Written Word

fastest horsefast arrow
Clip Art Courtesy of the Internet.
Books, letters, schoolwork,studies, emails,eulogies , blog posts and  comments,newspapers, published editions,and articles  all involve the written word. They need careful thought, editing,  and spell checks are so easy  with our modern day laptops, iPads and more. Once written, or spoken, they cannot be taken back. There are so many   on line resources available today, options are there to choose words carefully,substitute, erase,look for another that might fit better,save as a draft, or delete.
A Proverb from an unknown author  states this so well
.“ The fastest horse and the swiftest arrow cannot overtake or recapture the  spoken word”
This proverb could so well apply to the written word as well .This week Brian King gave me a lovely comment on a photo in one of my posts.I had downloaded a photo of  “The Evening Star”, which  seemed to be a fitting tribute to my cousin Ann who passed away in Whangarei earlier in the week.BUT, I did not put in those necessary words “ Courtesy of the Internet” and have had to apologise for my lack of thought.I have been able to alter this, with my own comment and explanation.Serious thoughts for today's post.
The Dutch Iris is showing its colours, one petal has a small hole, no doubt wind damage last night or very early this morning. One tulip shows pink, a few more days to open fully.
Dutch Iris in colourTulip bud
Quotation of the day from Kahlil Gibran
“A friend who is far away is sometimes much
nearer than one who is at hand.
Is  not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the  mountain?”
Greetings from Jean


KB said...

What a beautiful and appropriate post. As you know, it means a lot to me. And, yes, a friend who is far away has been closer than some who are at hand in the past few days.

I love seeing your flowers.

Nancy J said...

Thanks KB, I chose the words very carefully,and I can almost always find a quote from Kahlil Gibran.My dear friend whom I mentioned ,with no name ,in the previous blog, passed on the proverb to me. So true.Lots of snow on the farm, very windy here,but right now sunshine and white clouds blowing very fast overhead. Fond greetings, Jean.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Nice flowers...we had summerdays now...good september.
Like your quote, so true!!