Difference.

February 16, 2013 § 2 Comments

“Turning up our light in the presence of those whose light is dim becomes the difference that makes the difference.” – Eric Allenbaugh

 

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Owens River Valley from the Inyo Mountains

Owens River Valley from the Inyo Mountains

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owens_River

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“Am I cured?” “No. You’re someone who is different, but who wants to be the same as everyone else. And that, in my view, is a serious illness.” “Is wanting to be different a serious illness?” “It is if you force yourself to be the same as everyone else. It causes neuroses, psychoses, and paranoia. It’s a distortion of nature, it goes against God’s laws, for in all the world’s woods and forests, he did not create a single leaf the same as another…” – Paul Coelho

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Looking across Owens Valley from the southern Inyo Mountains toward the Sierra north of Big Pine

Looking across Owens Valley from the southern Inyo Mountains toward the Sierra north of Big Pine

http://www.diggles.com/pgs/2001/PGS01-12.html

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“Art teaches something we all need to learn, especially about people who are different from ourselves: “To see things the way they truly are, sometimes you have to look more deeply.” – Ron Hall

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Owens Valley near Bishop

Owens Valley near Bishop

http://www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/bioimages/ecoregions/51305.htm

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“I want there to be a place in the world where people can engage in one another’s differences in a way that is redemptive, full of hope and possibility. Not this “In order to love you, I must make you something else”. That’s what domination is all about, that in order to be close to you, I must possess you, remake and recast you.” – Bell Hooks

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