To Speak or Not to Speak

Syrian native Publilius Syrus, the 1st century B.C. writer of maxims, was brought as a slave to Italy. Fortunately, his wit and talent won the favor of his master, who freed and educated him.

His famous quote, "Speech is a mirror of the soul: as a man speaks, so is he", resonates dearly in my heart. His talent and unwavering conviction enabled him to express what many were probably thinking, but were afraid to verbalize. Using wit, his thought provoking maxims were embraced and accepted.

Like Syrus, always speak from the heart with conviction, without fear and use wit to engage others with thought provoking statements.

1 comments :

  1. Thanks Bonnie, that's great food for thought. I've been trying to slow down in general, and speech is another avenue I'll try to master.

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Bonnie Morét is an award-winning photographer recognized by The Georgia Council of the Arts as "an exceptional representation of contemporary Georgia art work." Her photography is featured on Georgia Public Broadcast's Georgia Traveler. Her exhibitions include Fifth Annual Exposure Awards at Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, Art Takes Miami at Scope Art during Art Basel Miami, Metro Montage XIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, World of Water at the Georgia Aquarium, Open Walls at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Wholly Georgia: A Look at the Effects of Southern Religious Culture, sponsored by the Art History League and Georgia State University, at Mint Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, 6x6 at the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester, New York, @Phonography: Dialogue in the Wireless Age, at 3 Ring Circus in New Orleans, Louisiana, and About Lands and Lives of the Civil War at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her photography appears in Modern Luxury/The Atlantan, Jezebel Magazine, and hangs in the executive offices at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Art of Georgia exhibit. Corporate clients include Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta History Center, Chanel Cosmetics, Christian Dior Cosmetics, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, PM Realty Group, Granite Properties, Road Atlanta, Patrón Tequila, Georgia's Own Credit Union, StubHub, CBM Records and The Washington Auto Show.