In the palm of my hand

I will hold your faith in my palm
so that when you are shaken and troubled
you can find it waiting, resting..until you need it.

I will hold your integrity in my heart
for what better place to keep it safe
then in the place that loves you best?

I will hold your soul in my eye
for when you feel you’re about to lose it
you need only hold my gaze
and it is held fast to you again.

I will hold your love in my love.
for love calls to love
and they keep each other
very good company.

We do not need special words
that spill like marbles
lost on the floor and under the furniture
never truly felt, or believed.

Words are just words.
The thing that creates us,
makes us truly we.
Is the hands, the arms, the trust.

The pure love.
The naked soul.
The simple integrity.
The honored faith.
Found in each other,
that is where truth lives
where faith shows
where love grows
where I will wait.


I am B (call me BB and I will gut you) I like daisies, books, and men who understand the wisdom of Kermit the Frog.

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“Life is an amazing adventure, an improvised work of art and what’s more, the only thing you have, everything else depends on it, rejoice!”–Paul Squires November 19, 1963 – July 27, 2010

"Dizzy with color

Lost in hues and graces.

These echoes have faces."_Bekki B.

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You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.---Robin Williams

"It’s easy to stay grounded. The ground is very close. And we walk on it every day."-Keanu Reeves

"If someone is nice to you but rude to the waiter, they are not a nice person." William H. Swanson--(33 Unwritten Rules of Management)

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."--Mother Theresa

"What's this you're writing?" asked Pooh, climbing on the writing table.
"The tao of Pooh," I replied.
"The how of Pooh?" asked Pooh, smudging one of the words I had just written.
"The tao of Pooh", I replied, poking his paw away with my pencil.
"It seems more like the ow ! of Pooh," asked Pooh, rubbing his paw.
"Well, it's not," I replied huffily.
"What's it all about?" asked Pooh, leaning forward & smearing another word.
"It's about how to stay happy and calm under all circumstances!" I yelled.
"Have you read it?" asked Pooh.-- (The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff)

"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
― John Lennon

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever" Mahatma Ghandi

"Nanu Nanu" Mork from Ork

"Ohana means family. Family means, nobody gets left behind..or forgotten." Lilo

"This is my family. I found it, all on my own. It's little, and broken, but still good. Yeah, still good." Stitch

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."
- Unknown

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” 
― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

“The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.” 
― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

“I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks.” 
― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

“The people with the least to give always give the most. Haven’t you noticed that?”
― Catherine Ryan Hyde, Don't Let Me Go

"That’s all addiction really is. It’s trading away the future so you can feel OK right now.”
― Catherine Ryan Hyde, Don't Let Me Go

“Don’t judge him by your past. That belongs to you, not him.”(Kristen Painter--From Novel: Heart of Fire

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― Catherine Ryan Hyde, Don't Let Me Go

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― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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“The fact that you don’t grasp the meaning of something doesn’t mean it has none.”― Catherine Ryan Hyde, When I Found You

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(Nathan to Nat)”
― Catherine Ryan Hyde, When I Found You

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from being somebody to being nobody;
and from being nobody to being everybody.
This knowledge can bring
sharing and caring throughout the world.”
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“All I know is that I do not know anything”
― Socrates
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― E.A. Bucchianeri

“As to the roaming of sages,
They move in utter emptiness,
Let their minds meander in the great nothingness;
They run beyond convention
And go through where there is no gateway.
They listen to the soundless
And look at the formless,
They are not constrained by society
And not bound to its customs.
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