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Glorious Gal

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Redi or Not? 1:55 PM

Redi or Not?

Four hundred years ago EVERYONE knew where flies came from. Rotting meat, of course! Every time meat started rotting, it wasn't long before flies began to buzz around it. Then along came Francesco Redi claiming that flies came from maggots. HA! What did he know? Flies had been coming from rotting meat since even the oldest person alive could remember.

I don't know about you, but one of my least favorite things in all the world is to be the one to upset the applecart. I like the people around me to be pleased with me, but most of all to agree with what I'm thinking. Unfortunately the reality is that too often when we spend time thinking things through the conclusions we come to or the dreams we create go against the grain of those around us, and presenting a new idea or defying an age-old belief is the quickest route to rolled eyes and cold shoulders. Of course it's uncomfortable and awkward, but is it a bad thing?

Francesco Redi, doesn't have a long list of scientific accomplishments to his credit, but he was a true visionary. He saw past the known reality and understood something everyone else touted to be fanciful and impractical. But the difference between Redi and me (maybe you too?), is the fact that he didn't let go of the belief until he had proved it to be true.

Are you "Redi"

to make your visions reality?

Rember this......

Not everything is as it appears.


"A dreamer can find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." Oscar Wilde


Proof can't be refuted.


"People only see what they are prepared to see." Ralph Waldo Emerson


No one is remembered for being ordinary.


"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others." Jonathan Swift


Faye said...

Glad to see you are posting again! I miss your witty and comical outlook on life!