Inspiration! Roundup: Geometry, Giving In to Joy, Obsessions, and More!

A yellow background with two hands extended across it, the hands are covered in purple glitter.
This Week's "I want to go to there": I want to get my hands all messed up from making something! (Yes, even if it's glitter that never goes away.)
Photo by Nicole Honeywill.

Geometry


I love Eamon Ore-Giron's work!


Joy is Not a Crumb


“If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise, and not very often kind. And much can never be redeemed. Still life has some possibility left. Perhaps this is its way of fighting back, that sometimes something happened better than all the riches or power in the world. It could be anything, but very likely you notice it in the instant when love begins. Anyway, that’s often the case. Anyway, whatever it is, don’t be afraid of its plenty. Joy is not made to be a crumb.”
- Mary Oliver

Obsessions




A New Way of Being


This message was given by the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers on Indigenous Peoples' Day in the US. I love the gentle hope in this message.

“As you move through these changing times… be easy on yourself and be easy on one another. You are at the beginning of something new. You are learning a new way of being. You will find that you are working less in the yang modes that you are used to.

You will stop working so hard at getting from point A to point B the way you have in the past, but instead, will spend more time experiencing yourself in the whole, and your place in it.

Instead of traveling to a goal out there, you will voyage deeper into yourself. Your mother’s grandmother knew how to do this. Your ancestors from long ago knew how to do this. They knew the power of the feminine principle… and because you carry their DNA in your body, this wisdom and this way of being is within you.

Call on it. Call it up. Invite your ancestors in. As the yang based habits and the decaying institutions on our planet begin to crumble, look up. A breeze is stirring. Feel the sun on your wings.
—The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers

Safe and Still


I love Rosanna Tasker's illustrations - most are vibrant and colourful, but this one makes me feel safe and still.




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