Friday, October 17, 2008

The Slightest Things

makes me happy.

I read this great explanation of a teacher the other day...

The teacher never tells the disciple what he or she should do. They are merely traveling companions, sharing the same uncomfortable feeling of "estrangement" when confronted by ever-changing perceptions, broadening horizons, closing doors, river that sometimes seem to block their path and which, in fact, should never be crossed, but followed.

There is only one difference between teacher and disciple: the former is slightly less afraid than the latter.

- Paulo Coelho

Interestingly my favourite thing in the photograph above is the slightest thing - the airplane. Imagine the how little fear those teachers must have had to turn their dreams of flying into a reality?

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