Powerful Words

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what lies within

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”  

Ralph Waldo Emerson

These words of Emerson have had a powerful influence on me.  Worry about the future, regrets about the past, hurts that have been, and even past or future successes all pale in comparison with the importance of what we are made of.  It is our integrity, or lack of, that determines our attitude much more than our situation. Good within trumps evil without.  Words to live by.

So, of course these words had to make my daughter’s art journal box.  We share a love of words, that physical string of lines and curves that come together in the right combinations to transform into meaningful sentiments. They have the power to make us laugh and cry, and to change the way we live our lives.  So word art made up a large portion of the cards that I gave to her as she embarks on the adult world.   

For more on my love of words read about the inspiration of my mixed media artwork  “A Woman of Many Words”

For more about my art journal file box read these posts:

Art Journal Box for the Graduate

Make a Mistake and Make it Great

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  1. I would love to be able to express things as simply and powerfully as those like Emerson!

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