Fruits of Thought - by Imajica Hyrill-Askosa
I sat and gazed in silent awe
You, the artist
| The Battle (from the literature board
in Mileth College)
Sword clashes with axe
Oft we have fought this battle,
In the end, Grinneal, my final resting place
|Dance of the Falcons
Looking across the smoke clouded field of honor
In those brief interludes between total occlusion
Does he know that she is a queen amongst her peoples?
May the falcons fare well plying easily against the breeze
|Things I've learned
Ive learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.
Ive learned that no matter how much I care; some people just dont care back.
Ive learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.
Ive learned that its not what you have in your life but whom you have in your life that counts.
Ive learned that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, youd better know something.
Ive learned that you shouldnt compare yourself to the best others can do but to the best you can do.
Ive learned that its not what happens to people thats important. Its what they do about it.
Ive learned that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.
Ive learned that no matter how thin you slice it; there are always two sides.
Ive learned that its taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.
Ive learned that its a lot easier to react than it is to think.
Ive learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
Ive learned that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
Ive learned that you can keep going long after you think you cant.
Ive learned that either you control your attitude, or your attitude controls you.
Ive learned that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is in the beginning, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.
Ive learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
Ive learned that learning to forgive takes practice.
Ive learned that there are people who love you dearly, but just dont know how to show it.
Ive learned that money is a lousy way of keeping score.
Ive learned that my best friend and I can do anything or absolutely nothing and have the best time.
Ive learned that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when youre down will be the ones to help you get back up.
Ive learned that sometimes when Im angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesnt give me the right to be cruel.
Ive learned that true friendship grows even over the longest distance, same goes for true love.
Ive learned that just because someone doesnt love you the way you want him or her to doesnt mean they dont love you with all he or she has.
Ive learned that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences youve had and less to do with how many birthdays youve celebrated.
Ive learned that you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed you.
Ive learned that your family wont always be there for you. It may seem odd, but people you arent related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families dont have to be biological.
Ive learned that no matter how good a friend is, they are going to hurt you every once in awhile and you must forgive them for that.
Ive learned that it isnt always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
Ive learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesnt stop for your grief.
Ive learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
Ive learned that just because two people argue, it doesnt mean that they dont love each other. Just because they dont argue doesnt mean they do.
Ive learned that sometimes when my friends fight, Im forced to choose sides even when I dont want to.
Ive learned that sometimes you have to put the individual ahead of their actions.
Ive learned that we dont have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
Ive learned that you shouldnt be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.
Ive learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
Ive learned that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.
Ive learned that there are many ways of falling and staying in love.
Ive learned that no matter the consequences, those who are honest with themselves get farther in life.
Ive learned that no matter how many friends you have, if you are their pillar then you will feel lonely and lost at the times when you need them the most.
Ive learned that people who dont even know you can change your life in a matter of minutes.
Ive learned that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.
Ive learned that writing, as well as talking, can ease emotional pains.
Ive learned that the paradigm we live in is not all that is offered to us.
Ive learned that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
Ive learned that people you care about in life are taken from you too soon.
Ive learned that although the word "love" can have many different meanings, it loses value when overly used.
Ive learned that its hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting peoples feelings and standing up for what you believe.