Stories

June 3, 2017 - Army of Ink Only One Left

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Sometimes she lost sight of hope. 

Then….a Good Man lead her to a painting called ‘Hope’…..

 

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Art by George Frederic Watts (1886).

Hope is seen seated on a globe, blindfolded, with only one string in her lyre.  Yet even with that one string, music still has to be possible.

“Hope need not mean expectancy. It suggests here rather the music which can come from the remaining chord”

G.F. Watts

In the wake of the Manhattan tragedy, it seems a good time to share this one.  Please pass her (and the hope) on.

Amelia Bloom arrived in response to the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris.  She also carries a message of hope worth sharing.  Click on her link and please pass Amelia and her message on…..

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February 22, 2017 - Uprising

Matilda is like a life size Army of Ink trooper.  Watch all the clip or forward to half way through and see the little girl with the books (words below).   Musical currently touring Australia.  Pass it on  …

Just because you find that life’s not fair, it
Doesn’t mean that you just have to grin and bear it.
If you always take it on the chin and wear it, nothing will change.
Just because I find myself in this story,
It doesn’t mean that everything is written for me.
If I think the ending is fixed already,
I might as well be saying I think that it’s OK,
And that’s not right!

You have to put it right!

 

In the slip of a bolt, there’s a tiny revolt.
The seeds of a war in the creak of a floorboard.
A storm can begin, with the flap of a wing.
The tiniest mite packs the mightiest sting!
Every day, starts with the tick of a clock.
All escapes, starts with the click of a lock!
If you’re stuck in your story and want to get out
You don’t have to cry, you don’t have to shout!

‘Cause if you’re little you can do a lot, you
Mustn’t let a little thing like, ‘little’ stop you
If you sit around and let them get on top, you
Won’t change a thing!

Just because you find that life’s not fair, it
Doesn’t mean that you just have to grin and bear it!
If you always take it on the chin and wear it
You might as well be saying
You think that it’s ok
And that’s not right!
And if it’s not right!
You have to put it right!

But nobody else it gonna put it right for me!
Nobody but me is going to change my story!
Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty!

 

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November 19, 2016 - Army of Ink Because She Mattered

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Because she mattered.

Leave her with you to ponder some meaning….

And on a similar note, this is a good read:

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April 6, 2016 - Flipper Girl – Doing The Splits

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There was no turning back.

It felt like a painful split but in reality it was a gradual manoeuvre she was sort of certain of pulling off.

November 9, 2015 - Army of Ink Will Everyone Please Stop Smiling

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What’s with all the smiley faces – things are really not that great.

The one thing she disliked most was false optimism.   And it was popping up everywhere, particularly in text and email messages 🙂  Sometimes people even shouted happiness :)!  But was all this just a disguise?  Were people really that happy?  She sensed the world increasingly turning away from those who weren’t feeling all that happy right now and opting for the pretense of living fairy tale lives:)  That made her sad. 🙁

See this Rose who is free from the labor of smiling.  This Rose about dealing with all matters of the emotional kind.  This Rose who is curious about the origin of sadness.

Pass her on because….you never know who’s feeling sad out there but are struggling to find a ‘sadness friendly’ place.

September 30, 2015 - Army Of Ink Baring Souls

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From ‘Rock The Boat’ book.  See post below for a story about change.

Footnote:  This little girl arrived many years ago however, due to the Black Dog website being ‘broken into’, I’m still finding and restoring some of the girls who went missing.  Image also used for Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week back in 2008 here. Pass her on because…. it’s very important to be the pioneers of our own lives – and to be prospective about our possible future and future selves.