resilience - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Is there anything more morally bankrupt than asking kids to be resilient instead of working to create a world where they can be comfortable and happy as themselves?
"You pull the rug from beneath my mind, expecting collapse, or at least a trip. Yet I have learned a trick that's unique and new. You see, most folks don't realize they can fly. Yet in a world where solid ground is, at best, an illusion, it's what we're all doing anyway... it's just that some don't wanna see it. So I'll be the wily coyote that looks down and keeps running just the same, learning that air is enough."
There was something of the summertime in the twins, as if they reflected the warmth of one another, passed it like a beach-ball if the other felt sadness. Perhaps that's what made them so resilient and such a joy to be around. There were, of course, times they fought, but then they were simply as kittens learning how to be cats and it evaporated as quickly as it came.
The girl is like a snapshot out of time. I can see her chestnut hair blowing in the spring breeze, her youthful face turned toward the sun. Though her feet are scarred she still dances, dances like the joy of life within her cannot be tamed. In that purple shirt and jeans she could be anyone, no-one. But to me she is the world itself and without her I cannot enjoy a simple flower or the rising sun. There is nothing I wouldn't do to keep her safe from harm, but I cannot protect her forever. I can only be there when she falls and stand well back while she reaches for the stars.
Gabby just seems to have a resilience the others don't have. She's been through more than the rest of her friends put together with the messy break-up of her parents, the death of her brother and having to fight off a kidney infection last year. But she's still got that same up-beat personality, that same go get'em attitude and still pulls top grades at school. Maybe all those things will catch up to her one day. I hope not though. If anyone deserves a bit of happiness in life it's her, she's earned it.
The size of sure darkness and enormity pressed down on her like a storm. It crushed her will tightening it in a vice. It seemed limitless like the sea such was the darkness that overwhelmed her and chilled her skin. She endured like a pebble after lash and lash. She clung to life like a monkey clutching a banana. The rock is resilient and so is she.