Wish I'd Said It

Weeds are flowers too - once you get to know them.

- A. A. Milne

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

10 Things I Believe Are True (#202)

1 - All living things have an inherent nobility and deserve respect.

2 - If you don’t look, you’ll never see. If you don’t listen, you’ll never hear. If you don’t slow down regularly and stop occasionally, you’ll go nuts.

3 - Women and men are different.

4 - No treasure is more dear than a true friend.

5 - Despite radical differences among breeds, all dogs excel at companionship.

6 - Baseball is a beautiful game.

7 - Fishing helps me stay in tune with Nature and hence, myself.

8 - Service to others is our most noble calling.

9 - Children know important things that most of us have forgotten.

10 - Newsprint gets smaller and blurrier once you turn 50.

I was going to elaborate on each, briefly, but of course I started running off at the brain and quickly realized I’d tax your patience (and risk numbing your lips) if I did. So, maybe I will on a few of them in a day or three. Or not. Maybe they don’t need no steenkin’ elaboration.

We’ll see.

22 comments:

Althea said...

I do like No. 2.

Same with No. 8.

:)

Lori said...

There is truth here.

The Things We Carried said...

I agree with the list, and still would love you to elaborate, please :).

Leah J. Utas said...

You're right, Frank. And no elaboration required.

bobbie said...

Ten excellent observations!
As someone said once, "Truer words was never spoke."

Ava said...

I agree except the fishing thing doesn't apply to me. Insert gardening on my behalf...:)

Chicago Mary said...

Frank, brevity is sometimes best. You matched my sentiments in all of these, friend.

BTW, love, love, love the photo at the top of your blog. Incredible beauty.

Hilary said...

You sure nailed most of them. I'll just have to take your word for it about baseball. :)

Frank Baron said...

I'm happy you like, Althea. Thanks for letting me know. :)

Glad you agree, Lori. :)

I'll mull, Meredith. Thanks. :)

Thanks Leah. (Your vote may cancel Meredith's.) ;)

Thanks bobbie. You're a peach for saying so. :)

That works, Ava. Nice to see you again, stranger. :)

I really like it too Mary. I'll keep it a while. Have to admit I like being able to change stuff around now and again, though. Nice to hear from you. :)

Yeah, Hil. And I know what that "word" sounds like to you. (Blah-blah-blah....) :)

Skunkfeathers said...

Good list from 1-9; #10 hits close to home, as I am living proof of it LOL...

Barbara Martin said...

Frank, true statements from a wise man.

Frank Baron said...

Skunkfeathers, I think most of us old farts are living proof of that one. ;)

Why thank you, Barbara. I've rarely been accused of being wise. ;)

Charlie said...

Superb list, Frank.

I'm particularly fond of #3, considering how much pointless time and effort some folks put into trying to convince the world we should be the same.

Frank Baron said...

Thanks Charlie. :)

Dianne said...

other than changing baseball to football this list is perfect

Charlie said...

...or to HOCKEY. :)

Frank Baron said...

Dianne, Charlie, both your candidates are worthy.

As is womens' beach volleyball come to think of it....

Stace said...

Hmm I should bookmark this post and make Elspeth read it when she's old enough... I'm a bit disappointed that she's 8 weeks old now and still can't read. :(

Frank Baron said...

Not that you're a tad impatient or anything, Stace.... ;)

Jason Shick said...

I agree with #1. I love #2,8, & 9. But I must say, number three is so deep it is almost philosophical... Women and men are different... There is more truth in that statement than in many books. Thanks for the top ten list.

Frank Baron said...

Thanks for the visit and kind words Jason. :)

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