Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Time to change?



"I thought I could change the world.

It took me a hundred years to figure out

 I can't change the world.

I can only change Bessie.

And, honey, that ain't easy either."


-- Annie Elizabeth "Bessie" Delaney, at 104


Image by massdistraction

8 comments:

Jennifer Griffin-Wiesner said...

What a wonderful quote. :-)

distracted by shiny objects said...

But who would want to change Bessie...:>) and by the way,...
Tag--You're IT!!! (imagine the sound of footsteps running away...) I've tagged you for a meme over at my place to do IF and WHEN you have time, IF and WHEN you feel like it. Enjoy your day and thank you for your visits and comments over my way:>)

ellen abbott said...

Boy, ain't that the truth. the only thing we can change is ourselves and we really want to have to do it.

Alex the Girl said...

Word.

~ ennui ~ said...

simply put and so true!
p.s.
Thanks for the healing comment- I'm feeling much better today ;)

Erin Davis said...

So, so true. And love the little bug in the picture.

Pyzahn said...

Yes, that Bessie is a wise woman indeed.

Kathleen said...

All: I'm embarrassed to say that I did not know of Bessie till I found her quote and did a little research. She was amazing--and wise!

DBSO-So now I'm obsessing--in a good way! Fun! Answers coming soon. Thanks!

~ennui~: So glad to hear you're on the mend

Ellen: Yep, and I'm beginning to think I can't even do it myself. I dare my change have more to do with following guidance from The Great Unknowable than anything I attempt to do myself!

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