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There are seven things I know to be truly profound, things which can lift nothingness and make one feel as though reality does exist:

i.  Look down, then up, then at the horizon.  To appreciate the sky, one must look down first at the earth:  the soil, the plants, one's shoes.  This makes you know you're actually there.  By looking upward, the brilliant blue will be more striking after compared to the greens and browns.  The seemingly ever-growing height of the blue dome will make you realize your size is actually small, and that no one is big enough to be God.  Then, I ask you to level your eyes at the horizon in front of you; you and nature, you and miracles, face-to-face.  In the plains, you can see miles--on a cliff, across the ocean.  You'll realize that the road ahead is worth anything.  [Don't worry about illusions.  They're half the fun.]

ii.  Cold has a taste.  It's sweet, sometimes unbearably so.  Drink ice water, feel it go down your throat, and tell me it's not there.  But, be quick!  It's barely there to be noticed.  This makes eating snow, drinking water, and hell even old-fashioned ice cream more worth while.  Cold does have a taste, ladies and gentlemen.

iii.  Animals are more than alive.  They can be heroes, even to a small child crying.  They can feel pain, joy, and sense your emotions.  Treat them very well for they deserve breath more than we do.

iv.  War will happen.  It may not be right, and it's often not truly justified, but it may happen.  All we can do is try to pick up the pieces of the world after.  

v.  Religion isn't the only answer. One can be spiritual without being religious.  Meditation holds just as much relief and safety as prayer. Allow someone the chance to grow and realize that their parents aren't always right, that sometimes hate has a disguise in love.  Let people find their own paths.  Don't become absolutely corrupted by measly power; for even a Pope is not immortal and barely holds his throne.  That being said, never trust a preacher named Randall whom you see on an billboard.

vi.  Trees have lungs, too.  Have you ever looked at a tree, I mean really looked at it?  The branches are like those inside your lungs.  What they "breathe" in might be different, but there's still an exchanging of tit-for-tat.  What we receive they give, and what we gift wrap they open.

vii.  A baby's laugh can banish sadness.  One of the hidden universal truths.



I know I'm wrong and that there are others galore, but I shall leave you with just this one more:

viii.  Whether God exists, or anything at all, or whether we are alone in space or we are not...  We are here.
This is why I write.
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:icondreadfullydelicate:
dreadfullydelicate Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
this is so very beautiful, noah.
thank your taking the time to appreciate nature.
more people need to do so.
:heart:
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Tworoads Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Thank you for your own time, ^^.
I agree with you.
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TheAphelion Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Student Photographer
"We are here"

That says it all; wonderful writing, as always.
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Tworoads Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Thank you!
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TheAphelion Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Student Photographer
You're welcome :]
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Athazagoraphobias Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
These are wonderfully beautiful truths!
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Tworoads Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Thank you!
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YokoPyro Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me even more grateful for all kinds of things. I think I forget to be grateful sometimes.
Thank you for this, Noah.
Also, I'm glad you feel you've found the reason you write. I think it's a good reason.
Keep up the marvelous work, as always. ^^
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Tworoads Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
You're welcome, then. I'm glad it made you feel, well, anything. ^^
Thanks!
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YokoPyro Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you are quite welcome :meow::heart:
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SereneScientist Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how eloquently you can express these, if I may say, rather simple observations. But with a single comment, they also bring a sense of purpose. The best and really most I can say is that I admire the eyes (both physical and metaphorical) with which you have seen this :)
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Tworoads Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Thanks! Yes, I wanted them to be small, simple things some people might overlook.
I'm glad you enjoyed this, Sangdi. ^^
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SereneScientist Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, because it's the little things that matter sometimes right? ^^

And yes, me too ^^
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TheFoxAstronaut Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
When I walk out of this classroom I will remember this, and I will think about everything you've said. I really really like this, Noah. Great job dear. I would la-la-la about this but this isn't that kind of piece. It's a higher level. I love it.
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Tworoads Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Yeah. I don't like the "la-la-la" stuff. Ass kissing is overrated. =p
I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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TheFoxAstronaut Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Oh do I know it. Cause I used to do it. But then I was like "Why should I do it with Noah when I know he already likes me?" xDD But yeah. I quite enjoy this. Cause 'tis honest.
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Tworoads Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
=]
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Imperfected-Wisdom Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful, and just what I needed to read. Thank you for living in your awareness and sharing the things that should be obvious but are often overlooked or ignored in favor of ignorance.

Bravo Noah. :love: :hug:
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Tworoads Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Amazing how people function in life and never know that karma and fate work in such timing that you can literally make someone's day and possibly never know. :hug: Thanks so much for your comment.
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Imperfected-Wisdom Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome, and I like how the Universe works to my advantage when the world doesn't. :rofl:
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Tworoads Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Give it some time. I've had to. =/
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Imperfected-Wisdom Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
*time?
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Tworoads Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
It can only do so much for all the people on it, y'know. I think more faith in ourselves gets us much further than a sermon every Sunday. :shrug:
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Imperfected-Wisdom Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree. I'm learning that, slowly rewiring my mind into a more positive empowered way of thinking. It's always nice talking to you Noah.
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Tworoads Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
It's quite difficult, I know.
Nice chatting with you, too. ^^
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Imperfected-Wisdom Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Give the world
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