This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice. meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes. because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
“…Many people seem to think it foolish, even superstitious,
to believe that the world could still change for the better.
And it is true that in winter it is sometimes so bitingly cold that one is tempted to say, ‘What do I care if there is a summer; its warmth is no help to me now.’
Yes, evil often seems to surpass good.
But then, in spite of us, and without our permission,
there comes at last an end to the bitter frosts.
One morning the wind turns, and there is a thaw.
And so I must still have hope…”
“…And I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking to animals. That a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered…”
“…In a noisy world like ours, the best gift to have is a quiet mind. In a dangerous world like this one, the best gift to own is a calm soul. In a life like we are placed in, the best gift to receive is a serene outlook. May we have all three of these gifts…”
I’ve gotta say… I am lovin’ the bricks on this collage. They turned out really well (*pats self on back*) and just seemed to fit with the rest of the design. The pantsuit (isn’t it fabulous?) came from a vintage seventies pattern I found in an op-shop. I picked up a few for 50c each – I love old dressmaking patterns and their gorgeous illustrations. And then I cut them up ha ha.
This Deer Lady went through several changes before I settled on this head for her – she was almost a camel at one stage. I toyed with the idea of her being a rabbit and an ostrich momentarily too, but the deer head seemed most appropriate and ladylike.
It’s one of the first times I’ve used my own quotes, rather than stealing a well-known one from someone much wiser than myself. But it also seemed to fit. Sometimes you’ve just gotta go with what feels right, right?
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