Friday, May 20, 2011

Shrimp or Dragon?

There was a Think Tank post due today, but my computer has been on the fritz again and I only was able to pull it out of stark raving madness (I turn it on and it whirs like a crazy machine and then makes weird faces at me via screen meltdown before crashing) three or four times this week. So I didn't put myself down for this one. This morning though, it seems to be behaving and now I am reading everyone's posts and feeling left out. So here is my favourite quote from a VERY long list of favourite quotes that pretty much make the rounds from Cirque Du Soleil posters, to Alice in Wonderland characters, to Dr Seuss, to Mae West... and anything that Albert Einstein ever said.  The most profound quote in my repetoire is.....

"In shallow water, shrimp make fool of dragon."

It's from Dylan's fortune cookie at KC's. OK, perhaps not profound, but it is my favourite. It's not really a quote either, it's a Chinese Proverb, but that means somebody said it, and it's my blog, so I can put this one if I want. It is my favourite for a few reasons. First, it is the coolest thing to come out of a fortune cookie since Rowan got "Eat your vegetables"... and second all Chinese Proverbs are awesome. Period. It also, of course, is a good lesson about how the strength of the beast that is thought to be all powerful is never without a weakness, and since I spend a great deal of my time cheering for the underdog, that is an important thing to keep in mind... especially during a time when the underdog seems to be every one of us... politically, environmentally, financially, etc. These days, it helps to remember that we, the little people hold the actual power in our numbers and our positivity.  Also, it sort of aligns with the rest of my favourite quotes that all read something like "Nothing is impossible." "Impossible is just a word." "Why, sometimes I have believed in as many as six impossible things before breakfast." I suppose the fortune cookie sort of sums up my belief about impossible. So yeah, maybe profound.

I have enjoyed finding a few new gems in amongst the other blog entries... see what you can find :)

Andes Cruz:
Brad Severtson:    
Kathleen Krucoff:   
Wendy Kelly:
Mary Spencer:
Stephanie Clark:
Barbara Donovan:
Laura Flavin:
Beth Cyr:
Thomasin Durgin:
Shaun Young:
Kathryn Cole:
Natsuko Hanks:


Anonymous said...

:) I like it!!!!!

Wendy Kelly said...

Thank you! I feel like a shrimp in deep water lately,

Pretty profound : )

I am going to have an absolutely amazing weekend with all these great thoughts to take with me.

I'm so glad you jumped in and posted!

Anonymous said...

I like it too! :)

~ Kathleen Krucoff

Thomasin Durgin said...

Definitely the best fortune I've ever seen and I love all of your insights about it. You have a great sense of humor, too!

Berta said...

I needed to be reminded ~ Nothing is impossible! Thank you for that. Loved your post! :)

The French Mouse said...

The impossible quote from Alice has long been one of my favorites!

The French Mouse said...

The impossible quote from Alice has long been one of my favorites!

Anonymous said...

I'd say that another impossible quote is "...nowhere near a white picket fence", since it's now directly above an ad with a white picket fence...

Dylana Suarez said...

Super lovely blog!