Emma

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About Emma

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  • Birthday May 12

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  • Gender Female
  • Location Seattle
  • Interests Bicycling, learning new things, reading, playing fingerstyle guitar, camping, cooking, Petite Syrah, sharing experiences with friends.

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  1. Emma

    A teacher who is attempting to teach, without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn, is hammering on a cold iron. -Horace Mann, educational reformer (4 May 1796-1859)

    1. Ronnie Virga

      Nice. I have to admit, secretly I LOVED school, just not having French crammed down my throat every day for 8 years! :)

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  2. Emma

    "There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation." -- Herbert Spencer, philosopher (Apr 27 1820-1903)

    1. MonicaPz

      Pays to have an open mind . . . rest assured, nothing will fall out! LOL!

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  3. Emma

    You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. -- Anne Lamott

    1. MonicaPz

      LOL!

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    2. Emma

      Isn't Anne Lamott cool? I loved reading her book about writing. I really admire her.

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    3. UsernameOptional

      LOL...I love these quotes that have been popping up! :D

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  4. Emma

    Never bear more than one trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds -- all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have. - Edward Everett Hale, author (1822-1909)

    1. MonicaPz

      In other words, some people carry excess BAGGAGE, regrets from the past, present problems (worries) and fear of the future . . .

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    2. Emma

      Yes, that baggage can be hard to let go of but its best if we do...

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  5. Emma

    Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. -Flannery O'Connor

    1. MonicaPz

      Emma, are you talking about the weather in upstate New York? LOL!

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    2. Emma

      Hahaha! :-)

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  6. Emma

    "The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal." -- Erich Fromm

  7. Emma

    "Everybody should be quiet by a little stream and listen." -- Ruth Krauss

  8. Emma

    The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be. --Douglas Adams, author

    1. Ronnie Virga

      Pretty sure Goldfish get the same vibe! It's not the Universe that scares me, it's all the space it has for MORE hammerheads! :) Oh well, Devo was right, it is a "Beautiful World"! ;)

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  9. Emma

    Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. -Dr. Seuss

    1. MonicaPz

      Dear Emma,

      Lately, being beaten down by the Internet dating scene and my self esteem needs to heal from being exposed to so many fearful people!

      Yours truly,

      Monica

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  10. Emma

    "The pain passes but the beauty remains." Pierre-Auguste Renoir

  11. Emma

    When you can think of yesterday without regret, and tomorrow without fear, you have found true dignity. -- Dr. Peggy Rudd

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    2. MonicaPz

      Emma, that also means not being afraid of life!

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    3. Emma

      Monica, yes, I'm working on that. Some days are better than others! :-)

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    4. MonicaPz

      Me, too!

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  12. Emma

    "True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself, to actualize oneself. False guilt is guilt that is felt when we are not being what other people feel we ought to be or assume that we are. " -- R. D. Laing

    1. MonicaPz

      The same goes for shame . . .

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  13. Emma

    “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” - Abraham Lincoln

    1. MonicaPz

      Visualization is the first step in creating your future. Can not agree with you more!

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    2. MonicaPz

      President Lincoln, one of my favorite presidents, birthday was February 12.

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  14. Emma

    Breathe. Look up. See the mountain. Accept the gift.

    1. MonicaPz

      Loved your Blog. Beg everyone to read it, not just those that are transgender or transitioning!

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  15. Emma

    On stage I make love to 25,000 different people. Then I go home alone. -- Janis Joplin

    1. Ronnie Virga

      Joplin. epic. 'Nuff said.

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    2. MonicaPz

      Her life story is so very tragic . . .

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  16. Emma

    "The measure of intelligence is the ability to change." -- Albert Einstein

  17. Emma

    "You laugh at me because I'm different. Well, I laugh at you because you're all the same!" -/ Lady Gaga

    1. MonicaPz

      Emma, I NEEDED to hear that . . . exactly describes some of my neighbors!

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    2. Ronnie Virga

      Well, that's better than "If any of you call me Francis, I'll KILL YOU!" (From the movie "Stripes") I have to read these song lyrics very carefully of the ole processor gets hung in a deadly embrace ! :)

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  18. Emma

    "Today like every other day, we wake up empty and scared. Let the beauty we love be what we do." -- Rumi

  19. Emma

    I need to keep reminding myself of this: "When you live completely in each moment, without expecting anything, you have no idea of time." - Shunryu Suzuki

  20. Emma

    For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, "It might have been." - John Greenleaf Whittier, poet (1807-1892)

    1. Ronnie Virga

      ;) T.Y.

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  21. Emma

    "If you’re not in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?"

  22. Emma

    From PFLAG's "Guide to Being a Trans Ally": "Be open to the idea of being wrong. The process of discovering what the role that being transgender plays in our lives isn't always a linear process. It is sometimes fraught with dead ends and second guesses, but that's ok."

    1. MonicaPz

      Looked at the website and it is outstanding; highly recommend it to EVERYBODY. Your quote is SO spot-on!

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  23. Emma

    "Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine, a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy." -- Ben Franklin

  24. Emma

    "I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia." -- Woody Allen

  25. Emma

    "People may call what happens at midlife “a crisis,” but it’s not. It’s an unraveling – a time when you feel a desperate pull to live the life you want to live, not the one you’re “supposed” to live. The unraveling is a time when you are challenged by the universe to let go of who you think you are supposed to be and to embrace who you are." - Brene Brown