Who would deduce the dragonfly from the larva, the iris from the bud, the lawyer from the infant? ...We are all shape-shifters and magical reinventors. Life is really a plural noun, a caravan of selves. - Diane Ackerman
What in your life is calling you,When all the noise is silenced,The meetings adjourned...The lists laid aside,And the Wild Iris bloomsBy itselfIn the dark forest...What still pulls on your soul?—RUMI - Robin Gregory
Henry James created more convincing women than Iris Murdoch put together.
But life doesn't turn out the way you expect. Ever. - Iris from What Comes After - Steve Watkins