Monday, January 14, 2013

Thank You, Donna!


"I always thought that it was understanding which brought about tolerance....now, I think it is tolerance that must be taught first in order for understanding to even be possible."

The quote above is from a message sent me by a Facebook friend and seems to me at once simple and profound.

The pictures are from years past -- a reminder that Spring will follow these grey days of  Winter.
 
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13 comments:

Ms. A said...

I need to work on my tolerance.

I LOVE rock walls. We used to have them on the Carolina property, but road construction has covered them up over the years.

Martin said...

Wise words, indeed.

Thérèse said...

Necessary challenges for a better world.

Brian Miller said...

nice...its rather a chicken and egg....understanding def for me..and tolerance i will take, but it pales before love....

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I think we all need a bit more tolerance these days.

Deanna said...

I agree with Brian.

Star said...

Lovely pictures Vicki. Are you going to replace your cat?

Vicki Lane said...

I hope to, Star.

NCmountainwoman said...

Very good statement. And lovely photographs.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Good words -- good spring photos -- barbara

Vagabonde said...

I think tolerance is so very important – tolerance of other viewpoints, of other nationalities, of other religions (or no religions) tolerance for people who have different lifestyles, different political views, just that alone would make life easier for so many. I truly enjoyed reading the letter from Virgil – so close to a battle and he was quite respectful with another opinion of the war. I like the way people used to write. Last Saturday at the monthly Atlanta Antique and Flea market I found a 1870 edition of a book on Venice, in English that is – can’t wait to read it.

Frances said...

Vicki, I'm a bit late commenting here, but also want to toss listening into the mix...does tolerance come before listening or the other way around? That chicken/egg question that another comment raised.

xo

Vicki Lane said...

Frances, in my case and with some people, I have to summon tolerance in order to listen. And of course listening is key to understanding.