The Pack

When we walk the edge of all the light we have and take that step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen-- there will be something solid for us to stand on, or we will be taught how to fly.
---author unknown

Most of what I really need to know about how to live, and what to do, and how to be, I learned at kindergarten. In the sandbox at nursery school these are the things I learned: Share everything. Play fair. Don't hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don't hurt somebody. Wash your hands before you eat. Flush. Warm cookies and milk are good for you. Live a balanced life. Learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.

Take a nap every afternoon. When you go out into the world, watch for traffic, hold hands and stick together. Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the plastic cup. The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.

Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the plastic cup -they all die. So do we.

Everything you need to know is there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation. Ecology and politics and sane living.
--Robert Gulghum (of Bellingham!)

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
--Helen Keller

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot withstand it when a person does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses their intelligence.
Albert Einstein

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