“Everything in our world is connected by the delicate strands of the web of life, which is a balance between the forces of destruction and the magical forces of creation.”
- Fern Gully
I am a well-established quote junky, but my long-running obsession with quotations actually started with the fanciful movie, “FernGully”. I was just a little sea otter and at the time, had no idea why this quote felt so right. Being raised in an Intuu household, I was trained to trust that feeling so I wrote it in my tiny pink diary. I still refer back to it today.
Many college classes, and thousands of books later, I’ve seen this quote in a million forms. Everyone from John Donne to Kermit the Frog has something to say about the way we are connected– silly living beings sharing a home, surrounded by magic and the inevitability and survivability of destruction. Thousands of hours of living have shown me that this quote is, in essence, my philosophy of being.
This was my first exposure to that idea expressed so baldly, and it will always be my favorite.
And you? What moves you?
Daily Post Prompt: Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?