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27 April 2009 @ 08:51 am
This about sums me up.  
"I must learn to love the fool in me--the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool."

-- Theodore I. Rubin, MD
I feel:: annoyedannoyed
nbaeker: sam hungovernbaeker on April 27th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
I was just talking about similar things yesterday with the backstage drama that vomited itself all over my house during the wrap party last night.

Thank you for articulating.

... Love you.
Carrie Leigh: hugcarrie_leigh on April 28th, 2009 03:37 am (UTC)
Aw. Love you, too.

P.S. This is my only icon with Sammy in it. And it's really just Jared. Hrm...
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Office *tackle hugs*jandjsalmon on April 27th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
That is a really lovely quote. Thank you for sharing - it IS something that we must learn to do. :)
Carrie Leigh: bad examplecarrie_leigh on April 28th, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
No kidding.

And I REALLY have to learn to quit bottling every single thing up until I brim over with the "I FEELS." Sharlene says it isn't healthy.

Hope your headache is better.
flymageflymage on April 27th, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC)
I cannot put into words how much I needed to read that right now. Thank you.
Carrie Leigh: Alphabet soupcarrie_leigh on April 28th, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
Aw. You're welcome, T. Daniel. :) &hearts
WolfStar: confusedwolfstar07 on April 27th, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC)
I think the same could be said of anyone and everyone.
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on April 28th, 2009 03:41 am (UTC)
Jessicatudorrose1533 on April 27th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
That's one of my quotations on my Facebook profile. I LOVE it. Glad to see someone I love loves it too :)
Carrie Leigh: Hi you rockcarrie_leigh on April 28th, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
It's awesome and so very, very true. :)
slitherhither: cyndi_lauperslitherhither on April 27th, 2009 10:57 pm (UTC)
I love that "fool" in you! And I don't even think it's a fool, so there. *huffs a wee bit* Ya gotta be you, you know?
Carrie Leigh: Stupid raisins stay out of my cookiescarrie_leigh on April 28th, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
I do, very definitely, gotta be me. As Nolan says, "It's a full time job."
seegrim: Jesus loves meseegrim on April 29th, 2009 04:44 am (UTC)
I love the fool in you. :)