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Terri Guillemets
Archives — 1998




This is the archive of my publicly published writing from 1998 — the good, the bad, the active and the retired.  It includes content written for The Quote Garden as well as personal journals and writings.  Some entries were originally untitled with a title added later, and some were first published under other pen names.  —tg, 2023

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My mom is a lifelong smile in my heart, her voice a comfort to my soul, her hugs my ladder to the stars.


      DATE:  1998 Jan 6







I love writing poetry because poetry can be anything we want it to be — just like daydreaming. There are no rules except those in our own hearts and pens.


      TITLE:  Quiet time with my soul
      DATE:  1998 Jan 7
      NOTES:  revised







How can something bother you if you won't let it?


      TITLE:  Bartleby
      DATE:  1998 Jan 13







Which colors are the rhythms of your soul?


      DATE:  1998 Jan 15
      NOTES:  revised







Climb a tree — it gets you closer to heaven.


      DATE:  1998 Jan 24







God is muttering something about love, peace, and happiness, but we can't hear him over society's deafening uproar.


      TITLE:  Balance, harmony, and motorized life
      DATE:  1998 Jan 30







An artist paints the colors of his soul.


      DATE:  1998 Mar 27







There is no need to reach high for the stars. They are already within you — just reach deep inside yourself!


      TITLE:  Seek & find
      DATE:  1998 Apr 10







Journal:  fitting your heart and soul into ruled lines.


      TITLE:  Inside the lines, outside the box
      DATE:  1998 Apr 13







Facts and figures are never the whole story.


      TITLE:  Âme et les yeux
      DATE:  1998 Apr 16







The philosophy of mine earth can be summed as this:  Sunshine creates happiness, and I create myself. Nights are long and life is predominantly good. Letting go is as refreshing as the wind. Nature is wisdom. Do the best you can, and be good to yourself so that you can above all be good to others.


      DATE:  1998 May 6
      NOTES:  revised







Wallets are the fabricated items into which we put our fabricated money, which most people believe to be their possession of the realest value.


      DATE:  1998 May 11







My life is — in a word — words.


      TITLE:  Literary Life
      DATE:  1998 May 15







Life is a neverending series of judgment calls.


      DATE:  1998 May 18
      NOTES:  revised







You cannot discover the purpose of life by asking someone else — the only way you'll ever get the right answer is by asking yourself.


      DATE:  1998 May 18







Our bodies are the burial grounds of dead time.


      DATE:  1998 Jun 14
      THE  QUESTION:

            “Time! where didst thou those years inter

              Which I have seene decease?” —Wm. Habington







Quotations can be a comedy or a drama, tell of the whole world or just a small portion of it.


      DATE:  1998 Jun 26







I love quotations because an entire world can fit into just a few words, and we can take those words with us.


      DATE:  1998 Jun 26







I swim across a sea of quotes, splashing in the words and riding the waves of wisdom.


      DATE:  1998 Jun 26







Pharmaceutical companies will soon rule the world if we keep letting them believe that we are a happy, functional society so long as all the women are on Prozac, all children on Ritalin, and all men on Viagra.


      TITLE:  Getting by with a little help
      DATE:  1998 Jun 28







Grief is a haunted lake that's all too easy to drown in.


      DATE:  1998 Jul 26







Doing, doing
getting done…
Ha, maybe later,
now's for fun.


      TITLE:  Procrastination
      DATE:  1998 Aug 13







Laughter is a feather. Anger is a brick.


      TITLE:  Be Light
      DATE:  1998 Sep 15







Destiny = our free will + God's free will


      DATE:  1998 Oct 22







Life is such a shallow quibble.


      DATE:  1998 Dec 4







What the candystore was to other kids, the bookstore was to me. The library was my vacation.


      TITLE:  Young bookworm
      DATE:  1998 Dec 16







Describe yourself in 3 words:  Reads in bed.


      TITLE:  Dream job interview
      DATE:  1998 Dec 18







Reality is obnoxiously fickle.


      DATE:  1996 Dec 19







Political correctness is as harmful as any other form of censorship.


      DATE:  1998 Dec 21







The moon is a mystery novel, the sun a motivational self-help book, and the stars a coffee table book of art. The sky is the library and God the librarian.


      DATE:  1998 Dec 28
      NOTES:  revised







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Archives — 1998






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