Day 2434: Permission

I hope I have my readers’s permission to start this post with a definition:

consent; authorization.
“they had entered the country without permission”
synonyms: authorization, consent, leave, authority, sanction, license, dispensation, assent, acquiescence, agreement, approval, seal of approval, approbation, endorsement, blessing, imprimatur, clearance, acceptance, allowance, tolerance, sufferance, empowerment, freedom, liberty
an official document giving authorization.
plural noun: permissions
“permissions to reproduce copyright material”

I hope I have your permission to wonder this about that definition: Why are so many people so focused on others entering countries without permission? Is that REALLY the worst problem the world is facing?  Aren’t there other problems we should be erasing?

With or without permission, I’m going to state my position:  we are all occupants of this planet, dammit!  Why can’t we all come and go as we please, with more ease?

I know that if I were running for office in my home country with an attitude like that one, my quest for election would definitely be soon done.

Here’s my admission about why I’m focusing on permission:


I took that photo without anybody’s permission.    That was my decision.

Here are some quotes about permission, in addition:

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret.”
Shannon L. Alder

“A strong gives forgiveness but weak gives permission.”
Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday

“The more people you have to ask for permission, the more dangerous a project gets.”
Alain de Botton

“When people change they do not ask your permission.”
Jennifer Pierre

“Quiet the noise around you; soften its pitch. Our deepest stories are our best teachers. Let the weapons of the weak — the poison, the nagging, the gossip — burn themselves to ash. Cast them to the wind. Take back the permission to succeed. Make it yours.”
Elissa Altman

“Stop looking for permission from other people to do what you know you are meant to do.”
― Adam Smith

“Do you really need permission? Still waiting for that invitation to your life? No one is going to give it to you…only you can do that.”
Jennifer Ho-Dougatz

“When we give ourselves permission to go wherever our outlandish thoughts take us, we feel that rush of creativity and excitement.”
 Teresa R. Funke, Bursts of Brilliance for a Creative Life blog

Without a permit, here are other photos I’ll submit:







You can give yourself permission, my dear,  to let go of future fear. Make a magic incantation without any hesitation.

Who gave me the permission to rhyme all this time?  It’s inspired  by listening to a rap musical sublime.

Whether Clark on Stage got permission to do this cover I don’t know. I’m still grateful that he gave it a go.

Whenever there’s a lot a stake, give yourself permission to take a break.

No matter what your position, you don’t need  permission to make a comment submission.

Thanks to all who help me create, including my readers, who are GREAT.


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23 thoughts on “Day 2434: Permission

  1. I’m still waiting for the Doctors, to give me “permission” to drive again……..

  2. Surely that first notice should have read “…..Madam’s Permission”

  3. Great quotes!

  4. Full permissions granted!

  5. I was going to say “do not post this” Too late!

  6. puella33

    It’s such a task for me to turn on the news because I dread hearing what base and vile things Trump has done . It makes me sick. BUT, People gave him permission to run the country- I don’t know if his actions are a reflection of “his people’s” view on others’ , if so, i never realised how people can be so ignorant, thus hateful. I can’t wait till this nightmare is over. If i had the power , I would give Trump an informed conscience..There\s so much I could write, but I don’t want to waste my energy on negative things such as Trump-he’s a thing…He makes me nausea, to say the least

  7. puella33

    i meant to write nauseaous

  8. puella33


  9. A few weeks ago in my writing group I wrote a note on someone’s story quoting Socrates: “I am a citizen of the universe.” He incorporated it into the rewrites of his story and I’m glad; I hope sharing that quote helps break down borders and gives more of us permission to see ourselves as part of one world.
    Well, I seem to have gotten a bit wordy here, but one of my other favorite quotes is “It’s easier to ask forgiveness than permission.”

  10. With your permission
    please do take note
    that your attitude and position,
    would get my vote

    Ann for office!

  11. I am very glad you speak your truths here, Ann.

  12. I am in total agreement about boundaries and borders and limits. I give us all permission to more open and embracing of others. 🙂

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