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Laura Aikins Hatfield  “Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.” -D. Winnicott 🔸 All images and edits are my own.

Let the strivings of us all, prove Martin Luther King Jr. to have been correct, when he said that humanity can no longer be tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war. Let the efforts of us all, prove that he was not a mere dreamer when he spoke of the beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace being more precious than diamonds or silver or gold. Let a new age dawn!”
– Nelson Mandela

Differences in opinion are no reason for hatred, as long as someone’s opinion is not aiding in the creation of differences and hatred in the world.
-Abhijit Naskar

I held my breath as we do sometimes to stop time when something wonderful has touched us. -Mary Oliver... thank you for touching my soul with your beautiful, artful words. 🕊—

(I hope we) Invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction. Truth, not lies.
-Suzy Kassem

Art doesn’t give rise to anything in us that isn’t already there. It simply stirs our curious consciousness and sparks a fire that illuminates who we have always wanted to be.
-Kamand Kojouri

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.
-Albert Einstein

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. -CG Jung

In the midst of the dawn of sunshine, armed with faith and hope, we enter the splendid and bright New Year.
-David Benedict Zumbo Happy New Year❕✨⭐️

May light always surround you;
hope kindle and rebound you.
May your hurts turn to healing;
your heart embrace feeling.
May wounds become wisdom;
every kindness a prism.
May laughter infect you;
your passion resurrect you.
May goodness inspire
your deepest desires.
Through all that you reach for,
may your arms never tire.
-D. Simone

“It’s just—a way to go. There isn’t only one way to go.” I waved at his notes. “You’re trying to find a road where there isn’t one. It’s like—it’s gleaning in the woods,” I said abruptly. “You have to pick your way through the thickets and the trees, and it’s different every time.
-Naomi Novik

(Sometimes) when I open myself up to every perception, things create their own focus.
-Kristin Cashore

When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things - not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness.
~Bob Hope Merry Christmas❕✨🕯

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