Monday, April 30, 2012

knight of paradox


“When I get honest, I admit I am a bundle of paradoxes. 
I believe and I doubt, 
I hope and get discouraged, 
I love and I hate, 
I feel bad about feeling good, 
I feel guilty about not feeling guilty. 
I am trusting and suspicious.
 I am honest and I still play games. 
Aristotle said I am a rational animal; 
I say I am an angel with an incredible capacity for beer.
To live by grace means to acknowledge my whole life story
the light side and the dark
In admitting my shadow side 
I learn who I am 
and what God's grace means. 
As Thomas Merton put it, 
"A saint is not someone who is good 
but who experiences the goodness of God."
 - Brennan Manning,
The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good news for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out

artist's play room: darkness and light


  1. Wow..this is so beautiful..such a gorgeous work..there is a deep presence and wonderful energy carried within it..also love the diffusion and texture..the poetic contrast..powerful words too!
    Lovely to meet you!

  2. this is wonderful. I love that it's an abstract but that as one stares at it, the elephant appears. really brilliant. thanks for sharing in APR, I'm so glad to have you participate.
    Jenn of

  3. Wow! Love this and with those powerful words. I can so relate. Warmly, Tracy

  4. The words say it all really. Love the watercolour.

  5. Hi Minniemie. I hope you are a queen today and I like the expression "I art" -- Transparent was her skin stretched across her crackled old hands, but when she took my hand, I felt peace and when I looked in my grandmother's eyes all I saw was love -- Thanks Terri

    1. OH Terri, those are beautiful words and such a tender-loving expression towards your grandmother... and the beauty captured in aging. Thanks for sharing!

  6. the words are just so perfect as a reflection of your gorgeous work... such textures and you have captured and created a wonderful mood... love it...xx


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