The Deep Parts of Life

The Deep Parts of Life
Post Created by Jennifer Kiley
Poem Written by Rainer Maria Rilke
Dedicated to a Special Friend
Abstract Digital Art by j. kiley
Created 03.16 13
Post 03.16.13

music gives soul plato

what you seek by j. kiley (c) jennifer kiley

the deep parts (dedicated to a special friend) by j. kiley © jennifer kiley 2013

the deep parts (dedicated to a special friend) by j. kiley © jennifer kiley 2013

fantasy tripping by j. kiley © jennifer kiley

fantasy tripping by j. kiley © jennifer kiley 2013


Schubert — Serenade


Schubert — Impromptu in G flat Major — Horowitz


Schubert — Unfinished Symphony No. 8

QUOTATIONS for DEEP:

“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.” ― Elie Wiesel

“She’s kind of a walking poem, she’s this perfect beauty…but at the same time very deep, very smart.” ― Johnny Depp

“And when you get down to it, Lily, that is the only purpose grand enough for a human life. Not just to love but to persist in love.” ― Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

“There’s nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent.” ― Dave Barry

“I’ve known rivers:
I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.
My soul has grown deep like the rivers.” ― Langston Hughes

“When you reach for the stars, you are reaching for the farthest thing out there. When you reach deep into yourself, it is the same thing, but in the opposite direction. If you reach in both directions, you will have spanned the universe.” ― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“Fate is a funny character. She puts obstacles in your path to see what character ye have. Life isn’t fair,life is a test.”
― Melissa Francis, Bite Me!

“Things are never as they seem. A person. A Mark. A statement. They are always deeper than we perceive, like walking in the ocean and suddenly dipping under the surface because the bottom has disappeared beneath your feet. The water appears shallow until you are suddenly flailing around beneath the surface, desperately searching for stable ground once again.”
― Kelseyleigh Reber

“I’m the idea of the human imagination, which, when you think about it, is the only thing we can really be certain ISN’T imaginary.” ― Alan Moore, Promethea, Vol. 5

“The real world is in a much darker and deeper place than this, and most of it is occupied by jellyfish and things. We just happen to forget all that. Don’t you agree? Two-thirds of earth’s surface is ocean, and all we can see with the naked eye is the surface: the skin.” ― Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

“The product of paper and printed ink, that we commonly call the book, is one of the great visible mediators between spirit and time, and, reflecting zeitgeist, lasts as long as ore and stone.” ― Johann Georg Hamann

“One who has conquered every aspect of his pain except the deepest.”
― Mary Balogh, Simply Love

“What is it like to be at one with the world? Is it peaceful, where we simply fade into nothing-ness? Or a delicate balance, one where the slightest of things disturbs it. Is it humbling or terrifying? Does it take our breath away? Or does it subtly flow through us all, finding rare times to surface.” ― Alexander Geiersbach

“Images have enormous power, and images freed from deep within ourselves can change us profoundly.” ― Alice McCall

“When you feel someone else’s pain and joy as powerfully as if it were your own, then you know you really loved them.” ― Ann Brashares, Girls In Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood

“We know from daily life that we exist for other people first of all, for whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.” ― Albert Einstein

“Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods.”
― Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

“There is a twilight zone in our hearts that we ourselves cannot see. Even when we know quite a lot about ourselves-our gifts and weaknesses, our ambitions and aspirations, our motives and our drives-large parts of ourselves remain in the shadow of consciousness. This is a very good thing. We will always remain partially hidden to ourselves. Other people, especially those who love us, can often see our twilight zones better than we ourselves can. The way we are seen and understood by others is different from the way we see and understand ourselves. We will never fully know the significance of our presence in the lives of our friends. That’s a grace, a grace that calls us not only to humility, but to a deep trust in those who love us. It is the twilight zones of our hearts where true friendships are born.” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen

“Female friendships that work are relationships in which women help each other belong to themselves.” ― Louise Bernikow

“The process of falling in love at first sight is as final as it is swift in such a case, but the growth of true friendship may be a lifelong affair.”
― Sarah Orne Jewett

“You, of all people, deserve a happy ending. Despite everything that happened to you, you aren’t bitter. You aren’t cold. You’ve just retreated a little and been shy, and that’s okay. If I were a fairy godmother, I would give you your heart’s desire in an istant. And I would wipe away your tears and tell you not to cry. -Rachel to Julia” ― Sylvain Reynard, Gabriel’s Inferno

“Never worry alone. When anxiety grabs my mind, it is self-perpetuating. Worrisome thoughts reproduce faster than rabbits, so one of the most powerful ways to stop the spiral of worry is simply to disclose my worry to a friend… The simple act of reassurance from another human being [becomes] a tool of the Spirit to cast out fear — because peace and fear are both contagious.” ― John Ortberg Jr., The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God’s Best Version of You

“The distant soul can shake the distant friend’s soul and make the longing felt, over untold miles.” ― John Masefield

“There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential.”
― Rusty Berkus

“Friendship arises out of mere Companionship when two or more of the companions discover that they have in common some insight or interest or even taste which the others do not share and which, till that moment, each believed to be his own unique treasure (or burden). The typical expression of opening Friendship would be something like, “What? You too? I thought I was the only one.”
… It is when two such persons discover one another, when, whether with immense difficulties and semi-articulate fumblings or with what would seem to us amazing and elliptical speed, they share their vision – it is then that Friendship is born. And instantly they stand together in an immense solitude.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

“Friendship is an obstetric art; it draws out our richest and deepest resources; it unfolds the wings of our dreams and hidden indeterminate thoughts; it serves as a check on our judgements, tries out our new ideas, keeps up our ardor, and inflames our enthusiasm.” ― Antonin Sertillanges, The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods

“In the consciousness that another mind reflects your thought, you find the keenest satisfaction. Here is the high office of a friend, and in these high experiences is the point of attachment.– ” ― Samuel McChord Crothers

“But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restored and sorrows end.”
― William Shakespeare

5 thoughts on “The Deep Parts of Life

  1. “There is a twilight zone in our hearts that we ourselves cannot see. Even when we know quite a lot about ourselves-our gifts and weaknesses, our ambitions and aspirations, our motives and our drives-large parts of ourselves remain in the shadow of consciousness. This is a very good thing. We will always remain partially hidden to ourselves. Other people, especially those who love us, can often see our twilight zones better than we ourselves can. The way we are seen and understood by others is different from the way we see and understand ourselves. We will never fully know the significance of our presence in the lives of our friends. That’s a grace, a grace that calls us not only to humility, but to a deep trust in those who love us. It is the twilight zones of our hearts where true friendships are born.” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen

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