As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others. [Marianne Williamson]
I’ve had a struggle with this concept for as long as I can remember. I feel certain only one light can shine at a time, and mostly, that needs to BE others’ lights. But mayBE Marianne is right. MayBE I have it upside down. Or inside out…
The most ordinary word, when put into place, suddenly acquires brilliance. That is the brilliance with which your images must shine. [Robert Bresson]
I am often wary of “musts” and “shoulds.” And as much as I am a rule-respecter, I am NOT always a rule-follower. However, I completely understand what Bresson means here. I DO try, in my writing as well my art, to find the brilliance and let it shine forth. Sometimes it takes nothing more than intention and willingness. Other times, NOT so much.
If I could be granted a wish, I'd shine in your eye like a jewel. [Bette Midler]
This is a thoughty thought I absotively posolutely love. It is honest and real. It doesn’t take the long way round. I aspire to such simple straightforwardness.
I aspire, too, to shining. A girl can dream, eh?!
I love you, Currie