Tuesday, December 12, 2017

These Seeds Will Always Be Tulips, Even If At the Moment You Cannot Tell Them Apart From Other Flowers"

"They're tulip seeds, the symbol of our country. But, more than that, they represent a truth you must learn. These seeds will always be tulips, even if at the moment you cannot tell them apart from other flowers. They will never turn into roses or sunflowers, no matter how much they might desire to. And if they try to deny their own existence, they will live life bitter and die. So you must learn to follow your destiny, whatever it may be, with joy."

- from the novel, "The Spy" by Paulo Coelho (author of The Alchemist)

This quote really resonates with me. I hear spanko's constantly talk about how they wish they were different, how they wish they were "vanilla". If you ever think like that, I do hope you will remember this quote instead.

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