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About Erica
  • I exist, and I am deliberately creating my reality.
Favorite Quotes
  • "You will never leave where you are until you first decide where you want to be." Dexter Yager

    "Make it happen." Ben Maitland-Lewis

    What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson "Treat others as if they are what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being" - Van Goethe "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn
    the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory or defeat." ~Theodore Roosevelt

    “The most drastic and usually the most effective remedy for fear is direct action.”
    — William Burnham

    Our language is an imperfect instrument created by ancient and ignorant men. It is an animistic language that invites us to talk about stability and constants, about similarities and normal and kinds, about magical transformations, quick cures, simple problems, and final solutions. Yet the world we try to symbolize with this language is a world of process, change, differences, dimensions, functions, relationships, growths, interactions, developing, learning, coping, complexity. And the mismatch of our ever-changing world and our relatively static language forms is part of our problem." ~Semanticist Wendell Johnson

    The optimist does not necessarily see the glass as half full because a full glass is not necessarily preferable to an empty glass. ~Franky McDyer

    May I be released from the programing of my past and awake to a higher understanding with a shiny new perspective. Amen. ~Scott McNeill

    I beg have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer... --Rainer Maria Rilke

    The more I see, the less I know for sure.

    “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.”-Paul Theroux

    Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future.