did the rose
ever open its heart
and give to the world all of its beauty?
It felt the encouragement of light against its being.
otherwise we all remain too
–Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky in “Love Poems from God”
This is a collaborative Group Collage on the theme of transitions at my friend Christine’s birthday party.
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“A fish cannot drown in water,
A bird does not fall in air.
In the fire of its making,
Gold doesn’t varnish:
The fire brightens.
Each creature God made
Must live in its own true nature;
How could I resist my nature,
That lives for oneness with God?”
—Mechtild of Magdeburg
from “Women in Praise of the Sacred”, edited by Jane Hirshfield, p. 87
light of grace
through the brokenness
through the pain
through the woundedness
opening to new possibility
“I feel strange power, bearing fruit and gaining strength to give myself to me. I sense the seed maturing and expectation, light-filled, weaving within me on my selfhood’s power.”
—Rudolf Steiner from “Calendar of the Soul”
I made a greeting card based on this image called “Light of Grace, opening to new possibilities.”
dancing on a string of spider web by my front door. . .
” We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.”
This is available as a greeting card on Etsy.
“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”
“To know when you have enough is to be rich beyond measure.”
– Lao Tzu
This is a digital photo collage inspired by Mother Nature and the wonder of the glass-art-making at Chihuly Exhibit at De Young Museum.
“Let yourself go, and let God be in you.”