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QUOTES AND PHOTOS OF
FENCES ALONG THE WAY
I read the May 29, 2915 (Friday), WordPress photo prompt On the Way just as my husband Monte and I were traveling to Pittsburgh for the ColorVibe 5K run/walk (a later article). The prompt read: In-between moments can be just as memorable as grand finales. This week, share a photo you took on the way to something else.
While a passenger I like to take photos out the car windows as we travel 50-70 miles per hour. I decided to focus on fences on this drive:
I like to take pictures of lots of things:
people-such as my nephews, my dogs,
and just interesting objects that I see.
For instance, I might take a picture
of flowers by the side of the road,
you can fence yourselves in,
but you cannot forever fence it out.
––J. R. R. Tolkien
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence.
Fences have nothing to do with it.
The grass is greenest where it is watered.
When crossing over fences, carry water with you
Love recognizes no barriers.
It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to
Arrive at its destination full of hope. —Maya Angelou
When you look at it that way,
you can see how absurd it is that
we individualize ourselves
with our fences and hoarded possessions.
— Morrie Schwartz
Into every soul, however purged and fenced,
evil appears to have as much freedom of entrance
as God Himself. – George A. Smith
Something that goes in one ear,
out the other,
and over the back fence. —Anonymous
Some of us may just, in one-on-one conversations with our family, with our friends, over the back fence with our neighbors, talk about the reality of our lives and realize that we’re not alone, that we have a right to be physically safe and emotionally safe in our own homes. — Patricia Ireland
Human beings are human beings.
They say what they want, don’t they?
They used to say it across the fence
while they were hanging wash.
If you strive for the moon,
maybe you’ll get over the fence. – James Wood
The only fence against the world
is a thorough knowledge of it. – John Locke
There are three kinds of men.
The one that learns by reading.
The few who learn by observation.
The rest of them have to
pee on the electric fence for themselves.
— Will Rogers People will insist on building high and wide barriers directly in your path, often with the intent of closing you in. If you treat these obstacles like fencing walls, they will prove mightily so. I choose to see them as grand towers meant to be scaled and conquered, providing an added victory as well as a great view of the journey ahead. —Richelle E. Goodrich
It seems to me the fence separating us from who we are and who we can be is not a straight line, not erect, but something wavering and distant, a reflection of who we are and what we fear. —Chloe Thurlow