First, the winner of the Extreme Origami book from Nov. 25′s blog post: Congratulations to Kristin McNamara Freeman! Send me your mailing address and the book is on the way. * * *
Time to update your journal with some good quotes. Here’s one I stole from Liz Crain, a contributor to the new book and a skilled ceramicist. The quote isn’t Liz’s, but it’s written on a shelf in her closet:
“If you can’t get rid of the skeletons in your closet, you’d best teach them to dance.” –George Bernard Shaw
And poet e e cummings understood how hard it is to live authentically: “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
Once you start to experience life in every aspect, take heart from this quoteby Dr. Martin Luther King:
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
And finally, Samuel Johnson (who compiled the first English dictionary; it pre-dated the Oxford English Dictionary by 150 years) is appropriate contributor to your journal. ” Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
-–Quinn McDonald is working on her second book, about inner heroes and inner critics.