Three day quote challenge, day one

Detail, Future Islands, New Zealand’s exhibition at Venice Architecture Biennale, 2016. Seen as part of travelling exhibition at Tauranga Art Gallery, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2018

I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. — Walt Whitman

Ju-Lyn at Sunrise, Sunset has invited me to participate in the Three Day Quote Challenge. I’m very happy to be part of this; other people’s wisdom often finds a place in my blog and it’s always good to have an extra reason to share quotes that are meaningful to me.

The Rules of this Challenge:
1) Thank the person who nominated you
2) Post a quote for 3 consecutive days ( 1 post each day )
3) Nominate 3 bloggers each day

So first of all, thank you Ju-Lyn.

I have an on-going problem nominating people to take part in challenges.

On one hand, it’s an acknowledgement that I am interested in what you have to say, and on the other, I know that we’re all pretty busy and don’t necessarily welcome an extra “opportunity” to blog.

And then there is my concern that the people I don’t ask might feel slighted … and on top of that, when it comes right down to it, we actually occupy quite a close-knit blogging community and there’s a good chance that many of you reading this will already have been invited.

SO … if you haven’t already been shoulder-tapped and would like to join in — please do.

I for one am happy to read all the extra words of wisdom (or fun) that are sent my way.

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22 thoughts on “Three day quote challenge, day one

  1. Indeed it is enough! Thank you, Walt Whitman, thank you, Su!
    This is something I’ve thought a great deal of in the past year, and how wonderful to see it, large as life, affirming what I feel.

    Love the peek at these thoughtful sculptures again!

    Happy Mother’s Day, Su!

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  2. Wonderful quote and so full of wisdom too. You chose very well, Su! And I totally get the difficulties of tagging other bloggers. And like you’ve said I’ve already been tagged, also by Ju-Lyn! 😄❤

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  3. Congratulations on being nominated, well deserved. And your acceptance post is also perfect, well said.Here’s my currently favourite quote just for interest sake. If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. Albert EinsteinOverall, I love Albert Einsteins quotes. Have a great day, Amanda

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    • Thank you Amanda. I love that quote!!! In the UK I worked as a copywriter on lots of quite technical projects (airborne chaff anyone??) and I used to keep getting these gigs because I turned out to be good at explaining things simply. The secret was finding the techy person in the organisation who really, really understood things and who would sit with me and answer all the “five year old’s” questions I would ask. And I would ask them because, as usually the only woman in the room, I wasn’t afraid of looking dumb by not understanding.

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