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Love These Words By Iain Thomas

Posted by terrepruitt on May 31, 2014

Ahhh, so sometimes I DO keep track of who posts what.  Sometimes when it is a picture or a meme I take a picture of it on my iPad or my iPhone.  That way I can go back and give credit to who posted and supply any other details.  I didn’t think I would be posting that Nia video that I used in my last post, so I didn’t think to document who originally posted it to Facebook.  Tonight I was looking through my pictures trying to find some inspiration for a post.  I found a picture with a quote that touched my heart when I read it . . . .that is why I took a picture of it.  My friend Michelle Casey had liked it or commented on it or something that caused it to show on my newsfeed under her name.  When I read it again just now I wanted to post it so I looked more closely to see who it was from.  I Googled the name in the watermark.  All that came up was a Facebook page.  I went to the “About” page of that Facebook page, it disclosed that nothing posted on that Facebook page was from the owner of the page.  She just found things on the internet and posted them on her page.  She said IF she knew who they were from she gave credit.  But every picture on her Facebook page had HER information.  And since it took me about 60 seconds to find the actual person who said the quote she posted on her page, I think that perhaps she doesn’t actually TRY to find the original author of the things she posts . . . but whatever . . . that is part what the internet has created.  Even me, I am going to use someone else’s words as a post on my blog because they spoke to me when I first saw them.  They are wonderful and I knew that I would want to come back to them and probably need to know who said them so I saved the picture to my device.  They spoke to me now when I re-read them.  They are the words of Iain Thomas.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Zumba, PiYo, Gentle YogaMy initial “Google” showed they were words from Kurt Vonnegut which caused my head to spin.  That seemed a little out of character even with my limited knowledge of Kurt Vonnegut . . . so I dug a little deeper.  I mean, one more “Google” and I found something that said “Be soft is NOT Kurt Vonnegut but Iain Thomas”.  A search of Mr. Thomas showed it was him.

So thank you Iain Thomas for saying something that resonates with so many.  Thank you for being so kind about how we just post your words about.  I first read your words when my mom was sick or dying and so they meant a lot.  And now that I am dealing with her death they are even more important.

I will strive to stay soft, especially when there is such a strong push for women to be hard.  I will work to not let the world make me so.  I will strive to not let pain be a catalyst for hate.  And I will continue to struggle against bitterness stealing my sweetness.  And I will stand tall and recognize the beauty of the world even when others try to dictate how I should feel, how I should act, and what I should see.  Thank you, Mr. Thomas.  I will strive to your quote.

Does this quote speak to you?  What do you think about it?

 

10 Responses to “Love These Words By Iain Thomas”

  1. niachick said

    I think you know that I love those words by Iain Thomas. Beautiful words. Beautiful photo of your kitty, Spot, too. I am going to post those words on my FB page giving credit for Iain Thomas, but also giving credit to you for your vigilance in honoring the truth. It doesn’t take but a few seconds to get to the truth — whether it’s on the Internet or receiving information from our gut (solar plexus chakra). Thank you dear one. I love you.

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    • Oh, no, Jill, I don’t know your love for these words. Or I’ve forgotten. Did you post them somewhere once? Have you talked about them?

      I put my watermark in my picture because that is my picture and my kitty. Thank you for commenting on her. She is such a lovie!

      I love you, too! Thank you for reading and commenting. Please know I am thinking about you and Frank during this time of loss. MUAH!

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  2. Betty Galloway said

    Wow Terre. These words are particularly powerful for me right now too.

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    • I am glad my sharing of Iain Thomas’s words come at a good time for you. I think that happens often. We get what we need. I read them at a time I needed them and “saved” them because I knew they would come in handy again. 🙂

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Betty.

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  3. niachick said

    Oh shoot…I left out an important word…”I think you know that I WOULD love those words”. No, I didn’t know them before, but they resonated strongly. Thank you sweetheart for your kind thoughts. Hugs and muahs.

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  4. I love it! 🙂

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  5. Michele said

    Such a meaningful quote and Spot’s pose really highlights the softness and sweetness we must strive to maintain…thank you for sharing!

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