Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
How charged with punishment the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.”
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
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Here are the links I have chosen from my blog:
My most beautiful post: Ten Year Text I felt this was one of my more joyful posts!!
My most popular post: Thoughts on the Holocaust, Similarities in Surviving (Post 4) As a survivor of long term child abuse, I have felt a connection to many Holocaust survivors and read many books about their trauma. This post by far has had the most 'hits' on my blog.
My most controversial post: Thoughts on the Holocaust, Similarities in Surviving (Post 2) This post is about suicidal ideation and I have found that many people do not want to approach the subject.
My most helpful post: Deep In Your Soul It was one of the most helpful to me.
A post whose success surprised me: A Call To Arms #Trust30 This one got a very positve response and I was not expecting much from it. It did not take me very long to write.
A post I feel did not get the attention it deserved: Personal Recipe WELL, I liked it!!
The post I am most proud of: My Intuition is ANKH I totally took a different approach on this post by not describing my intuition as a person.
I have nominatied the following people to post their 7 links:
Saturday, August 6, 2011
The perfectionist in me sees all the flaws and the ways I could change things about this picture. I respond to those criticisms with, "You were painting from your soul, this is your creation. Why do you see it as 'less' than perfect? There is beauty to be found even in the imperfect. In fact, it is the ‘imperfect’ that makes it beautiful. It is called unique.
Friday, August 5, 2011
I just have to add that creating this box was cathartic in itself.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
|Sad by believerinmiracles 16 PHOTOBUCKET|
OKAY...I was in a very, very deep well!
Greek tradition holds that the Greek worry beads in particular are derived from the knotted “prayer strands” used by Greek Orthodox Monks.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
For a couple of months I have been trying to create my own 'space' in one of our extra rooms. It is still a work in progress, but this is a picture of some of the things that give me inspiration and help me start my day feeling calm and centered.
I have one of my Samuel Bak posters "Elegy III" 1997. Samuel Bak is a Holocaust survivor. His paintings are full of symbolic meaning. For several years now, I have been a follower of his work. There is something that draws me into his paintings. While I have never met him personally, I feel a spiritual connection to him. It is hard to explain. Here is a close-up of the picture.
|Elegy III, 1997 Samuel Bak|
Of course, I have my ANKH reminding me to listen to my intuition; a Celtic Cross in memory of my Irish heritage; a Cross that my cousin made for me; peacock feathers; a picture of the Virgin Mary; an Angel light; Isis; White Tara; Buddha; sea shells; my Scentsy burner; candles; my sleeping child Angel; my stuffed animals for the 'children' within; and to the left of the table is a statue of 'The Lamb of God'. This statue used to be in the Catholic school I attended which has since closed many years ago. It was donated in honor of a cousin I never met...as she died when she was three from diphtheria many years ago. The table itself belonged to my paternal grandmother. Here is a close-up of the table.
So, here is day two of my Creativity Challenge. This challenge will help motivate me to finish my room!!
Monday, August 1, 2011
Wish me luck!
My first photo is cheating just a little! I made this for my 'teacher' and gave it to her Friday after she returned from Greece!!
|'Hania' is a Hebrew name for 'a resting place; to be happy'. In'Lakesh (from Michi Lantz means, 'I am another you and you are another me.'|