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I’ve always loved Friedrich Nietzsche’s quote,

One must still have chaos in oneself
to be able to give birth to a dancing star.

Dancing StarsI love the fancifulness of it. I get this vision of dancing around in the heavens, fairy dust trailing from my fingers as I draw this beautiful star that will shiver and dance with light. My mind can feel very chaotic at times, and this quote always puts a positive spin on my confusion rather than making me feel like an out-of-control wing nut!

So when someone on here is struggling with feeling that everything around them seems like total chaos, I give them this quote and suggest that maybe they’re getting ready to birth a star! And how bloomin’ cool is that??? 😀

Our wise and knowing resident Bard at Plato’s Groove said something to me in an email once about chaos and I copied into my quote book. He said,

Remember that perfection may not look perfect
and can emerge from what seems to be chaotic
if given room to breathe.

I keep both of those quotes stuffed close at hand in the back of my mind because I never know when I’m going to feel those birthing pains comin’ on! 😀

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Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?

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