Beginnings. . .

By
Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532

Beginnings And Endings. . .

 

While it’s not quite the end of the month, June 2021 is coming to a close.  Quickly as well as not so swiftly depending on ones perspective. Some may think “it’s finally here” or exclaim it’s yet another "gone-too-soon" moment.   Kinda like a discussion of endings and beginnings - the difference can be quite slight. A “perspective” check-in is a good idea at any time, right?

 

And when I went looking for quotes, look what I found:  

 

Every beginning is only a sequel, after all, and the book of events is always open halfway through.  

Wislawa Szymborska

 

Previously unknown to me, my introduction to this author was through a Wikipedia entry  which states she was a Nobel Prize winner for literature in 2012.  

 

It highlighted she used ironic precision in her work.  I was not familiar with that term but I felt her response to why her body of work was relatively small is a classic.  Her response to that question:  I have a trash can in my home.  I think I would have liked to know her and now she is going to be on my reading list. 



And that’s  a beginning.  And that can start anytime.  



The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com.    





Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

mtj916@gmail.com

 

 

Comments (33)

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Michael, seems like an inspired life, indeed! I also went to her wiki. I had to think of the years she lived in Poland, and what she must have seen.

Jun 29, 2021 08:47 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - that's definitely true.  

Jun 29, 2021 08:58 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael Jacobs

Your words ring true.  It is always about our perspective and we should be "checking in" on that perspective often. 

Jun 29, 2021 09:02 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - and there's nothing necessarily routine about that kind of maintenance program.  

Jun 29, 2021 09:47 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Michael- that quote is one I'm going to remember! I love the perspective she put on it. 

Jun 29, 2021 10:08 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

A good night's sleep is also nature's trash can for the brain, Michael. Enjoyed the post!

Jun 29, 2021 01:14 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Kathy Streib - she phrased it so well.

 

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - isn't that the truth?  

Jun 29, 2021 02:25 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - There are many great Polish Poets, Storytellers, Musicians, and famous Polish Entertainers that many people don't know about. I am unfamilar with Wislaw Szymborska and I can certainly appreciate the quote you shared! Coincidently, I'm reading  a story about Helena Modjeska, the greatest American actress of her time (1840-1909) who was born in Poland and lived in Los Angeles. 

Jun 29, 2021 04:54 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - I am not particularly adept in identifying USA luminaries let alone of those from Poland but I am familiar with Helena Modjeska because when she settled in Anaheim California about an hour from Los Angeles.  In fact, there is a park not too far from the home where I grew up in the 1960s and 1970s.  Thank you for your comment which brought back those memories as I crossed through that park which was also not far from the junior high school I attended.  

Jun 29, 2021 08:36 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Michael Jacobs - How interesting! I stopped at my favorite European Grocery Store and noticed the book about Helena Modjeska behind the register. The cashier and I started talking about her and she explained Helena had roots in several cities in the USA, such as as LA, Chicago, and NY. For that reason, I bought the book. Until then, I never heard of her! What a strange coincidence about your neighborhood park and the flashback of your childhood memories from elementary & HS! That's pretty cool! 

Jun 29, 2021 09:02 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Michael.

I had to look that one up.  Interesting for sure, but it does work

Jun 30, 2021 12:14 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, beginnings and endings, so they sometimes blur the lines?    In real estate and in real life.

Jun 30, 2021 07:05 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP -  daily life is a constant source of discovery.  And of all sorts.

 

James Dray - I can't say how many rabbit hole explorations each day brings.  

 

Joan Cox - isn't that the truth?  

Jun 30, 2021 07:22 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Let's plan some very special new beginnings for this summer.

Keep cool, stay safe and have a great day.

Jun 30, 2021 08:03 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - each day offers an opportunity for a new beginning if we are open to and aware that it is a possibility, right?  

Jun 30, 2021 08:35 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Poetry takes many forms.. I looked her up with Google and she is quite the accomplished poet! 

Jun 30, 2021 07:12 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael loved your post and all I can say is funny how life turns out, not always what we plan or expect but we roll with it and make the most of it at least the smart ones:)Endre

Jun 30, 2021 11:39 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

1~Judi Barrett - my initial search was just the beginning but I what I found was quite interesting.

 

Endre Barath, Jr. - you're right sometimes it rolls and other times it's rock-and-roll.  Still others it's just plain rocky.  We continue on. . .  

Jul 01, 2021 03:04 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Love the quote, Michael, that fits so well with the subject matter:

Every beginning is only a sequel, after all, and the book of events is always open halfway through.  

Wislawa Szymborska

Jul 06, 2021 09:32 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I know some people who should use their trash can more often. LOL

Jul 07, 2021 07:15 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Jane Chaulklin-Schott - I am glad you liked the quote.  I like it too.  

 

Sharon Tara - there are some who could use a conveyor belt-type operation.  

Jul 07, 2021 09:49 AM