"Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it and to work for it and to fight for it." - Barack Obama I love a quote that reminds me to think bigger. I especially love a quote on a beautiful screen print. I am not an idiot when it comes to abstract art--which is my favorite kind--but something in my brain relaxes when I see art with words on it. It's like the bookworm and the pretend artist parts of my brain find each other and hold hands. When I went to seminary (long story, 'nother post) I had to write too many papers, so I put aside creative writing and took up painting as an outlet. I even tried to make some of my papers be about painting (and salsa dancing, and anything else interesting I was doing instead of studyign that I could somehow create a metaphor between it and theology). But one of my favorite things became painting with words.
"In the midst of winter I found in me an Invincible Summer." - Camus ...On exploring strength in its many forms: strong people, strong writing, strong curiosity, obsessions, stances, and loves. Strength as a concept wide enough to encompass fear, truth, vulnerability, and joy.