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Cruelty is not a shield but a system of betrayal

We are all Arya Stark and deft shape-shifters dancing on stories in order to survive. We are but one step into cruelty every minute on the way to achieving our goals.
Cruelty is not a shield but a system of betrayal.
We betray our shattered feelings and broken image of ourselves reflected in mirrors that don’t belong to us.
We betray our inability to live up to our vision and our words.
We give in to our doubts: “What if I am wrong, what if they don’t like me, what if I am not enough?” We betray our powerlessness of being happy in our own world. We surrender to an odd country we never dreamed about.

We betray our transcendent fear of living in a blur devoid of bounties we wouldn’t dare take with our own hands.

And we forget that “Anything can happen in a world that holds such beauty”- Peter S. Beagle.

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Art by Christian Schloe.

Engleza de joi/ Tremendous

Tremendous = very great in amount or level, or extremely good:

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet, which fails so regularly, as love.”
Erich Fromm

 

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Art by Christian Schloe.

We are all Arya Stark

We are all Arya Stark, the girl with many faces. And aren’t we all enthralled with the Game of Thrones?!

She started small and acquired invaluable life lessons. We have done that, too. Minus the cruelty. However we can be cruel in our own words (and worlds).

We are all marketeers. We all sell something: our skills, our time, our successes, our failures, our dreams, our words, our ideas…
Then there are the communicators and the writers we are to be or become.

Last but not the least, we are the ones who smile first. This is the most important – I am always the first to smile…and the teacher, the negotiator, the entrepreneur, the seeker of new ideas, the communicator, the salesperson and the sportsperson.

We all wear many faces because “Your job is not to do your job but see what to do next”.
Seth Godin

…or who to change into.

 

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Art by Christian Schloe.

Engleza de joi/ Waft

Waft = to move lightly through the air.

“A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.”
Caroline Gordon

 

Art – another magical illustrations by Christian Schloe.