I saw this door, she said, and just knew that if I crossed the threshold, I would see something that would cause my whole life to change. What happened when you went in? he asked. Are you kidding? Her eyes became teary. I didn’t dare! No-one would recognize me after I came out. Were you ever sorry you didn’t risk it? He put his hand to her cheek. Every day of my life. She looked down. He lifted her face again, and looked in her eyes. Then we’ll find another door. Threshold #C
So long we struggle to reach a certain point, only to find the door closed and barred. Now what? I really appreciate what Helen Keller had to say about this: When one door of happiness closes, another opens but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. The Door Is Barred No matter how beautiful the door may be, if the way is barred, this is not a place for us to find our happiness. Rather, it is time to look for another door.
What can you say on a day such as September 11th, where an ordinary date has become synonymous with an event so horrific that just hearing the date makes you shudder? We are an unruly species, we humans. What one person considers their right, someone else sees as trampling on theirs. And there are those who use violence as a tool to try and hammer their agenda into the structure of human society. I have no answers to any of this, except to meet people one at a time and seek t
Stitched and Painted Collage has seen many changes. One thing about painting–once you cover up a layer, it is gone. What you see on the surface is what you get. There is a finality about it that brooks no sentimental hankering for what you left behind. Stitched and Painted Collage 2 At the next stage, a name for the painting emerged and that rectangular patch behind the flower became my focal point. It developed from an outlined area into a full fledged door. Finding the Door
On May 5th, I showed you this painting: Quite a few layers have followed, and this is the latest result: Finding a Door to My Secret Garden Viewing it on the screen like this, I can see I’m not done yet. #painting #door #CWWOL20110518 #garden #secretgarden #FindingaDoortomySecretGarden #stitch