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.