Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Beginning by standing on the porch and looking out from the studio into the snow and the darkness at 5 a.m.

A single streptocarpus flower, from a plant native to Africa, bloomed here yesterday on Martin Luther King Day:

Do not depend on the hope of results. … you may have to face the fact that your work will be apparently worthless and even achieve no result at all, if not perhaps results opposite to what you expect. As you get used to this idea, you start more and more to concentrate not on the results but on the value, the rightness, the truth of the work itself.”
-- Thomas Merton in a letter to Jim Forest dated February 21, 1966, reproduced in The Hidden Ground of Love: Letters by Thomas Merton)

(Source: beautywelove, via crashingly beautiful)

I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
-- Frederick Douglass, former slave, abolitionist, editor, and orator (1817-1895)

(Source: A.Word.A.Day)

And here is something I found at Sabine's blog, along with other news of interest today:


Taradharma said...

my sis sent me photos of the snow around her house in Bellingham. It's a winter wonderland up there!

Sabine said...

My cat has the same colouring and would sit and stare just like yours if we had snow (none yet).

The Solitary Walker said...

The work, not the results. Yes!