Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Frills




There Are No Squares In Nature...

 Thinking about it, when have you ever seen the following? 
A square leaf 

A square fruit
 
A square tree 

A square raindrop

Coming to think of it, nature, unlike man, does not produce 
Square moons
 
Square suns
 
Square planets
 
Or square galaxies

 There are no square rainbows

Nor square flowers

Nor square minds
That could fit inside a square box

Yet more often than not, that’s exactly what we do. 
We try to put everything inside a box

We try to make all things black and white

Trying to fit a square peg into a round hole,
Attempting to conform to a standard of modern convention

 Since the dawn of man-made technology,
 
We have certainly lived in a world of squares: 
Square houses

Square buildings

Square computer screens 

We write on square papers set upon square tables.

We sleep on square beds and enter upon square doors.
 What has this shown us?

You shouldn't try to fit into something square, 
You are meant to shape your own life, your own way.

 The next time someone tries to place your creative soul inside a small box.

Kindly remind yourself: There are no square stars in the Universe.


*Author Unknown, edited.  Image found via Grazia.com

62 comments:

Ira Kharchenko said...

Fabulous outfit! I love the colors:)

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The Clothierin said...

fantastic photo! love allof it!!!! <3

Greetings from Berlin

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sonia de macedo said...

Happy Friday - seriously adoring this post. Just beautiful!

SDMxx
www.daringcoco.com

Yuli Conversations said...

This is beautiful!
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Tian said...

This image is so striking!

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Zahra Sandberg said...

Great post- it reminds me of my son and my puppy, who see the baby gate resting on the stairwell, and do not even think to push it over, something they both are more than strong enough to do. Instead they both stand there-helpless - baby crying, dog barking for us to move it so they can get past it. If we all just stopped putting ourselves into the proverbial box, we would probably be able to get ourselves over to the other side!

VintageDanielle said...

Wow, that was brilliant!

Sunny & Star said...

That yellow really pops. The image is amazing.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Kimberly said...

I'm loving this post so much! You are a fabulous writer =D I have to remember this when I feel like a crazy person from breaking out of the norm =D

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Ali Hval said...

Oooh, this is a lovely post, Sam! And I really like these words.The yellow against the navy (black?) is stunning in these pictures. It's amazing how we as humans can really simplify nature into something so geometric.

MairaAndDiana said...

Wow, love the yellow <33
Maybe we can follow each other??

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....... said...

love the photo and the beautiful words. have a lovely weekend! xx.gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

bridechic said...

Def an optial illusion treat!

trishie said...

What an interesting post! Stu always tells me there's no straight lines in nature.

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Well... said...

Ooooh, this is a different kind of Friday Frills! I like it :)
Definitely shouldn't be boxed away into labels.

Trendy Teal

Rahul Bhatia said...

Ha Ha reminds me of fitting a round peg in a square hole, Sam:) Have a lovely weekend

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Love this Sam, it's so very very true. Fits nicely with my sentiments today actually, pretty timely! Very well chosen image too, love it. Have a brilliant weekend xo

erica marie said...

This is so amazing Sam, such an inspiring post.

xo erica

thirtysomethingchic said...

When you live in a square world you lose your dreams and creativity :)
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Emma Pinto said...

Amazing inspiration... True, we are no squares :) xx

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Preity Lama Tamang said...

great post!! love the inspiration
xx

Ka MI said...

Indeed... ;)

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Lady Vintage said...

Crazy pic!

Kati said...

Thanks so much for your comment, it means a lot!
Such a wise text!

Have a great day,
-Kati

Chiara said...

Amazing picture! Have a great Friday dear! <3

AdinaA said...

I am obsessed with the yellow color, so you can only imagine how my eyes went when I saw the photo you chose! But what really caught my eye is the poem- every line made sense, and every line got a affirmative nod from me. It's so true, and so wise. Thank you so much for sharing it with us, it definitely gave me something to reflect on.

Have a magical Friday and weekend!

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FASHION TALES said...

Love this Sam! And, what a stunning image. xx/Madison Happy weekend dear.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Thank you for the creative reminder dear!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Katie Q. said...

Wow, its Friday already! this week just flew by!
I quite love the image, it's so striking with the black, white and yellow. The inspirational quote is inspiring as always, although I think he maybe should have done a little homework, there's more than a few rocks and crystals that form as cubes. (But that doesn't really sound very cool, "be a square like a rock! Sit there for millions of years!" Not quite as inspiring.) Happy Friday dear, I hope you get to enjoy your weekend! :)

Je ne sais quoi said...

I couldnt agree more doll! happy friday and thanks for your wonderful comments , it always makes my day xxx
your words are just wisdom , we always try to fit things where they dont we're just humans after all!
again hope you're having a wonderful weekend!
xx
nini

Johnny said...

my photo of the day♥♥♥
greatings from germany
xoxo

Daniella said...

Hi Sam, how are you? Hope you have had a great week! This post is wonderful and so so true. It's also a great way to put it and to remind us all to be openminded. A refreshing and inspirational approach for sure. :)

Take care sweetie and have a great weekend,
Daniella xox

Cecille said...

Great blog!!

Wondering if you would like to follow each other? :)
Please let me know!

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Lilli said...

Morning Sam! You know, the friday frills posts are my fav of the week:) You always share the most thoughtful words, as today, those words are just what I need to read:) Thats so true, in nature there isnt anything square, it is man who try to shape everything with the same figure. I really hate when someone try to convince myself to think as others just cause is supposed to be the best mentality or cause society wants us to be in that way. We all are different from ech other, with our mind and life, unique and unrepeatable. We have to not let others dull our inside star to make it more square!:) Happy friday dear, big hugs!!♥

Fashionthroughtravel said...

Such a thoughtful post! You really got me thinking about square shapes in nature :)
I love your fashion posts, so it's always a great pleasure to share my thoughts on them! And with such witty comments from your part as well, talking about Fashion Week with you is really great :)

La borsa di Mary Poppins said...

beautiful pictures my dear:)

Bee-zee said...

Internet playing games with me here, on and off, I couldn't be fully back to the blogosphere! Seems it' solved now, hopefully! I always told you I love your Friday Frills! I wrote down yesterday some words I heard one of these days, and they were "the only one who puts limits to your life is yourself" - isn't it the same as putting life into a box? You are brilliant, I loved these words now! Hope you have a great weekend!

S said...

A very inspiring post! It made me thinking about...
Great done (as always)! ;)
xxx
S
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Little Rus said...

Loved it! Something we hardly think of, but so very true. x

Always Maylee said...

So true and a great reminder!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I love these insightful inspirations that you share with us every week.

Have a wonderful weekend Sam!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Kacie Cone said...

Aw such beautiful words, I love this :)

Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

I have somewhere in my brain an info that famous spanish architect GAudi said somethin simmilar, anyway, he was making buildings with curves so... :D Ilina

Jayme and Mendi said...

This is so true! Love this one Sam! Hope you have a great weekend!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Jolien Van Daele said...

I have been thinking about the concept of "fitting in" a lot. Especially during high school, but also now, there are so many people who think they have the 'power' to put people into boxes and even define how these boxes must look like. I must admit I suffered a lot from this. Can't say that I was bullied, but I was constantly reminded that I, in fact, did not fit in. As a teenager that's really hard to accept. On the other hand, being as stubborn as I am, it made me stronger and I don't think I would ever give in because of some boxes someone else defined. As the text above says, "You are meant to shape your own life, your own way". And when I think about my life, it's definitely not some little box.
Thanks so much for sharing this! Your blog is so inspirational in so many different ways!

Jolien
http://julianaandthedaydream.blogspot.be

Katie Frank said...

Happy Friday.
You are such inspiring person <3
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Maddie said...

Wonderful! Loved every word of this post!:)

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Sandra Leiva said...

Love that picture <333

Kat said...

wow that photo is amazing!!!!!!!! love the geometric background :D

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Gabriele said...

wow.. this is so true, made me think.

mademoiselle mode said...

Sweet yellow shoot !!


New post - Kisses
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Margaret Cruzemark said...

I do agree with you dear Sam. We must flow in this universe like we should have done from the start with no rules.
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark
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Oh to Be a Muse said...

This is probably one of my favorite Friday Frills so far. It's not something that I ever really think about, but it's true--there just aren't any square things in nature...so why should we try to be square? Great post!

Liquorice and Pumps said...

Wauw beautiful and inspiring post, love the foto as well!

xx

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Marie Martell said...

Hey Sam!! Beautiful words.. Hope all is well and your having a good day. I've been good, very busy and dealing with bf drama. LOL! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. Always good to hear from you.

xo Marie
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Lucy said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful words.
I love your blog.
I would really like to follow each other, let me know.
Much love,

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Alessandra said...

Wow! Great pic!

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Adeola Naomi said...

You are genius my friend and thank you for your amazing Friday Frills, don't ever stop them.

Diana Marks said...

very well said

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Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

LOVE that image Sam!

Chris Ed said...

Hi Sam, lovely written post and beautiful words! I also love the picture! happy sunday:) kisses chris

Filipa said...

What a nice photo :)
I hope you're well and have a great day, I'm back :D
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