Quotes From The Masters: Plato

Encouraging
Encouraging, a photo by Fergiemoto on Flickr.  (click on photo to enlarge)

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Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
~ Plato

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Check out the left foot on this scrub jay.  It is deformed but he carries on regardless of how limiting it may be.  I’ve noticed he has more difficulty perching on the bird feeders than his mate.

As for me, I am gradually healing.  It is slow and there have been bumps in the road, both large and small, but there is still progress.  Even small successes are definite reasons to celebrate.  Also, sorry for the long delay since my last posting, and thank you for being patient.

This post is in response to a blogging challenge by Robin in her blog, “Bringing Europe Home” where she hosts a periodic blogging challenge called “Quotes from the Masters.”  These quotes can be used as inspiration for your own interpretation whether it be a photo, story, poem, song, etc.  I thought the Plato quote fit well in this blog.

Linking up with:
MACRO MONDAY
WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY
NATURE NOTES

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23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. TBM
    Aug 15, 2012 @ 01:12:14

    He is an inspiration and I wish him many happy days filled with sunflower seeds. Glad to hear you are progressing as well. That’s great news!

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  2. marina kanavaki
    Aug 15, 2012 @ 03:10:55

    …so very very true!
    I’m very happy to hear about your progress!
    [Progress is progress and success is success, the amount is actually irrelevant!]
    Keep it up, with a smile!

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    • Fergiemoto
      Aug 22, 2012 @ 20:58:13

      That’s true, because in the long run, each success adds up to something significant. Thanks so much for your nice comment and for your encouragement, Marina!

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  3. Robin Jean Marie
    Aug 15, 2012 @ 04:49:26

    I’m impressed that you noticed the left foot on that jay! It’s a wonderful and unique illustration for this quote. I am glad to hear that you are making progress in your healing, and I hope that you are encouraged by that, as well.
    Thanks for sharing, and all the best.

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  4. Stewart Monckton
    Aug 15, 2012 @ 06:26:41

    Hi there – what a great picture – I wonder if that is a healed up leg that was damaged at some time. But the bird looks in good condition never the less.

    Stewart M – Australia

    PS: thanks for being involved in WBW

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  5. Victoria
    Aug 15, 2012 @ 06:36:20

    Lovely quote and matches your photo perfectly.

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  6. Pat
    Aug 15, 2012 @ 08:13:12

    He does look like he’s in good health, so I imagine the deformity does not affect his finding food.

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    • Fergiemoto
      Aug 22, 2012 @ 21:02:07

      Yes, I’ve seen him have the most difficulty at the feeders. But he usually takes two peanuts at a time to make up for it – very efficient little bird.

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  7. Boom & Gary
    Aug 15, 2012 @ 11:15:48

    Beautiful image!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  8. aleafinspringtime
    Aug 15, 2012 @ 12:21:21

    Dear Fergiemoto, as always, your photos are a delight. It is good to hear that you are getting better. Recovery takes time as I myself have learnt. The body cannot be rushed in healing. I have learnt through these last three years how everyday is another day of drinking in wholesomeness and health like a flower slowly unfurls to the gentle rays of the morning sun. I wish you well. Thank you so much. Sharon

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    • Fergiemoto
      Aug 22, 2012 @ 21:05:37

      What lovely words and such a nice comment. Trying to rush the healing can take longer to heal in the long run. Thank you so much for the encouragement.

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  9. granbee
    Aug 15, 2012 @ 14:42:32

    The terrapin arrived in much better shape than the hare, you know!

    Reply

  10. zendictive
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 08:26:58

    I find myself under the weather today and then read your post, when the body is not oe hundred percent, we tend to envelope every moment of life, every sound, every tuch is more special… wishing you well (~_*) I had a one legged mockingbird that could do any thing a two legged bird could do!

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  11. Khabbab from Pakistan
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 02:29:31

    Very well taken photograph of the bird. My zoom closeup are never that good. Pretty bird.

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  12. eof737
    Sep 06, 2012 @ 16:11:08

    I agree… Patience is a virtue too…

    Reply

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