Sometimes when you’re looking through a previous sketchbook or journal, a page you had worked on months ago will resonate with you.
And that’s the case here, because some days are tougher than others.
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
— Mary Anne Radmacher
To try to be brave is to be brave.
— George MacDonald
The problem is not entirely how to find a room of one’s own, the time alone, difficult and necessary as that is. The problem is more how to still the soul in the. midst of its activities. In fact, the problem is how to feed the soul.
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues,
but the parent of all the others. — Cicero
Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
— James Baldwin
I Worried by Mary Oliver
I worried a lot. Will the garden grow, will the rivers
flow in the right direction, will the earth turn as it was taught, and if not how shall I correct it? Was I right, was I wrong, will I be forgiven, can I do better? Will I ever be able to sing, even the sparrows can do it and I am, well, hopeless. Is my eyesight fading or am I just imagining it, am I going to get rheumatism, lockjaw, dementia? Finally, I saw that worrying had come to nothing. And gave it up. And took my old body and went out into the morning, and sang.
i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything wich is natural which is infinite which is yes
(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun’s birthday;this is the birth day of life and love and wings:and of the gay great happening illimitably earth)
how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any-lifted from the no of all nothing-human merely being doubt unimaginable You?
(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened) – e. e. cummings
Words of wisdom from the inside of a Dove chocolate wrapper.
Congratulations President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris!
“Inhale the future,
Exhale the past.” ———-Layne R., Ohio
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968
Beauty is whatever gives joy.
– Hugh Nibley
I was on the verge of something numinous and profound and in one more second the universe was going to crack open and arcana would rain down on my head like grace and all the cosmic mysteries were going to be revealed.
– Kate Atkinson, Emotionally Weird