So my favorite girl is back in the studio,
having leaped from her usual sphere to land upright on my desk where she can quite literally wave her flower at me as if wagging a finger. She has, as usual, words of advice, and probably hopes I will apply them liberally in all the places where my life feels like it is pinching a bit and needs to stretch . . .
All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.
-- Henry Miller
Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure
nor this thing nor that,
but simply growth. We are happy
when we are growing.
-- William Butler Yeats
Love dies only when growth stops.
-- Pearl S. Buck
The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
-- Mortimer Adler
Growth, in some curious way, I suspect, depends on always being in motion just a bit, one way or another.
-- Norman Mailer
Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.
-- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
I have missed you, and I needed that.