Hydrants & Quotes: The price of anything is the amount of LIFE you exchange for it…

Happy Monday. Here are some fire hydrant photos (or fire plugs as Dan would say) paired with some quotes. 

ONE: Tangled

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“Oh what a tangled web we weave.

When first we practice to deceive.”

~ Sir Walter Scott

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TWO: ?

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“As people’s opportunities to succumb to confirmation bias increases – only seeking out information that confirms their already existing views – it can lead to erroneous thinking, ignorance, extremism and close-mindedness that hinders learning. It hinders growth in knowledge. We can’t silence those who we disagree with because they might have truth that we don’t fully see or realize yet.”  

~Anon @QuoteMasters

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THREE: Lean in…

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“Get yourself grounded

and you

can

navigate

even the stormiest roads in peace.”.

~ Steve Goodier.

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FOUR: Strong

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“When backed up against a wall, dig deep, demand excellence, stand tall, and be strong.”

-Robert Cheeke

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Thanks to Marc @sorryless for this next fire Hydrant image

FIVE: Exchange

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“The price of anything is

the amount of

life

you exchange for it.”.

Henry David Thoreau

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Closing Notes 

  • The May 2022 Priorhouse Interview will feature Mabel Kwong – see you on May 7th for that!
  • The Bleak House spring reading challenge ends June 9th. The Priorhouse post is HERE and Trent’s reminder post is HERE (update – Trent’s latest reminder post is HERE)
  • For those that didn’t know, the Priorhouse book “Staying Alive” has been getting some positive reader feedback. The content is uplifting and offers refreshing perspectives on living your best life now (each short story chosen had the “staying alive” theme). This book features 54 flash fiction selections (hand-selected from more than 200 entries written over three years). I am so proud of the way the book came out and it also might offer ideas for other writers who have published a lot and need ideas for categorizing some of their work. Staying Alive is available HERE on Amazon  I will have the Priorhouse Book Page book available soon. #stayingalive
  • Wishing you a great start to your week and hope we all enjoy the month of May. 


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44 thoughts on “Hydrants & Quotes: The price of anything is the amount of LIFE you exchange for it…

        1. Trent – thanks for the tip! I agree with you – and the trickling approach is not all bad (get to chew on some of dickens’ amazing scenes – was just at the docks with him with the sail boats lost in the fog)
          But trickling can also feel like concrete boots on the feet! Haha

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        1. Hi – that old one with the black cap and beige body sure does have personality! And I tried to pair it with the “exchange and cost of stuff” theme because that fire hydrant was no longer in use and Marc owns (or owned) it. So in my mind it reminded me that everything has a life cycle and let’s all be mindful of how much energy we put towards things that might take so much of our life to acquire !

          And the mask one sure does remind us of the recent times – blah!! I much rather think of your rich colorful Easter eggs 🐣than to consider the mask topic – hahaha

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  1. Nice selection of fire hydrant [not plug] photos. I like the HDT quote. After these last few years living with the threat of Covid, it seems poignant.

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    1. Ha – so you call them fire plugs too? And I had to top taking photos of them (resisted a pair of them standing side by side –
      Just to change up content) but I want to use up the ones I have – and the down to earth description does fit! Thx

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    1. Thanks so much for checking out the hydrants and quotes – and Thoreau really had some good insights! Especially about what the cost of materialism can be on a human

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    1. Hi Jt
      It is leaning and that was why I took the photo (and trie to pair the quote with leaning in…or staying functional…
      “Get yourself grounded and you can navigate…”
      Anyhow – it still works and that was in Niagara Falls NY

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  2. The fire hydrant/plug reminds me of all the different names for things depending upon where in the US you are, such as sub, grinder, hoagie, hero, Italian sandwich, or water fountain/bubbler. Keeps life interesting.

    janet

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      1. Thank you for sharing your story, But as it says in my posts, I do not answer private emails. If it’s all the same to you, I’d like to give him a piece of my mind about that Bit*h remark!!

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  3. We don’t have these in the UK – they look like little people! (We have fire hydrants but typically they are underground – useful but not iconic).

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    1. Hi Maria – you are the second one to mention having yours underground – and I wonder why we have
      the little stubs or plugs.
      And I have had these photos sitting for quite a while and finally got a chance to get them into a post. I have a handful more to use…
      hope you are having a nice week

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  4. I like the stubs … Here we have a yellow H to spot but nothing above ground. Good weather here! Need a bit more rain for the garden. Hope you are having a good week too.

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  5. Great quotes, fun fire plugs and congratulations on the book Yvette. Back in ’76 for the Bicentennial, many of our fire hydrants/plugs were painted red, white and blue with stars. I don’t know who painted them as I can’t picture the City workers doing it and there aren’t any painted like that now. I would think, unless it developed some malfunction, or it didn’t rust, a fire hydrant/plug could have a long life span.

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