My daily aphorisms. Reflections on life, death, beauty, change, love, happiness, etc., written in a poetic and whimsical style.
if not two or three!
We need less bullets and more love. I pray for peace each day because I know we will always have war.
Sad but true. An eye for an eye.
I think this quote is inspired by the weekend melee in BC. Correct me if I'm wrong.You get back what you throw to the universe and sometimes, it comes back a hundred fold.
I just got the straight dope on terminal velocity and I guess it's true. Even if it's the same bullet. Thank God, they're not Sentient yet =)
Karma.Retribution, reprisal and reckoning. Do not go out searching for these things For you will be a poor man When they find you.
It's true! If you live by the gun, you die by the gun.
Oh dear Marty, this is so true. Luckily over the last 15 years or more I am learning the great power in returning a bullets with a gentle kiss. I'm not perfect and it's not always easy, nor does it mean I will stay as a bullet's target, but I no longer return a bullet with a bullet. I am blessed in that I have seem the great results of returning a bullet with a gentle kiss. Hugs to you dear wise friend. Robin
I dodged a couple of bullets while I was away. Happily, I returned no visable fire.
I guess it all depends on the ammunition .. then?
Whenever you throw a thought (an idea) out there, not everybody's happy to hear it, and they will usually throw a thought (their idea) back at you. It's all good if we're just talking and debating in a the most positive way, but when things get ugly and violence comes in. It's just you and me and bullets.
Marty - i am going to assume metaphorical bullets of course - but gosh what a perfect aphorism for the times.
Does the bully look for the one who can beat him?
Very true Marty, as Funkkee said above "You get back what you throw to the universe and sometimes, it comes back a hundred fold."
Sad, but very true. But it is also true that a kiss given often receives one in return--which is so much more lovely than a bullet.Melinda
Excellent aphorism. With this one you have struck a cord especially with all the shooting that is going on. Thank you..
Time to beat our swords into plowshares...
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. The physics of retribution is perpetual imbalance.
So very true my friend.
Agapi, my favorite ammo are words that send the aggressor straight to the latest dictionary. By the time they realize they have been shot, the moment has passed.
But some people are stupid and fire bullets in return, not realizing that the bullet shot, wasn't shot at them!
I have heard of smart bombs (that only magnify the ignorance of those that drop them) but your bullets in their mutual anihilation of aggression must list high on the intelligence ladder.
I didn't duck...I'm just reloading!
A 'westerny' (guess I've just made it up) way to rephrase a universal truth.Great!=*
I agree Marty. If we go through life treading on others toes, we can expect to get our own well and duly trampled on!Smiles and blessings
Uh oh. I just went clay pigeon shooting for the first time on Sunday and probably shot about 40 rounds......but pardon my literal kidding. The implications of this aphorism reflect a sense of karma I do believe in.
War erupted because of a bullet fired. How nice if every human is like Sharon Easton("I no longer return a bullet with a bullet but returning a bullet with a gentle kiss"). This world would be a better place.
It comes back a hundred fold!
I've been learning about escalation lately. I had two situations where "bullets" were fired, but I didn't fire back. (I wanted to so badly)Anyway, not only did the problem get resolved, but now I'm friends with both of these people, and have some business connections too. Funny, how things work out sometime.