Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"It is the Soul that Makes Us Human..."

Seems that creativity continuously escapes me, as of late. No matter how many times I try and indulge and divulge, the words to explain my heart scamper off, leaving no path to follow or reason for its hiding. And for weeks now, inspiration has also failed to meet me on the other end; resulting in my feeling deserted by her displaced absence and a longing for her return. However, it is quite possible that the white-washing of the canvas is meant to be. I have, after all, been spending a great deal of time tending to my soul and waiting carefully to hear the whispers of my heart.

The waters have been murky with patches of clarity lately, causing much distress and confusion, and long followings of self-talk. I've been reading Thomas Moore's Care of the Soul, and it is the perfect companion for this period of self-reconciliation. I feel encouraged and nurtured by Moore's words; that hope lies in the parts of us that are unfortunately perpetuated. I'm trying to better understand these parts of me and how to handle them when they are stirred, because the living and feeling never halt. Understanding how to be and deal with such vulnerability is what I am after.

"Care of the soul is not solving the puzzle of life; quite the opposite, it is an appreciation of the paradoxical mysteries that blend light and darkness into the grandeur of what human life and culture can be." ~Thomas Moore

Love this sweater/shawl. I want one. :)


Anonymous July 15, 2009 at 6:18 PM  

Maybe your readers and you will be interested in the blog, Barque at http://barque.blogspot.com, dedicated to Thomas Moore and its related free forum at thomasmoore.ning.com.

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury
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