Stories

October 23, 2019 - Army of Ink Mind Your Language

 

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

The one thing she disliked most was false optimism  🙂   And it was making its mark everywhere, particularly in emails and text 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 🙁   Opting for the pretense of living fairy tale lives:)  That made her feel sad.  🙁   As did the effect of so many colons and wrong way brackets consuming a perfectly good language.

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

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.

(Clunk & Jam book 2019)

 

October 8, 2019 - Black Dogs Break ups and Drawing

 

Rewind to a post from 2014.  The drawing is worth a watch.

April 29, 2019 - You Can Do Anything

“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” (Found in video).

The music is the soundtrack to the documentary movie, ‘The Eagle Huntress’.

October 12, 2018 - Sad Book

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This is me being sad.
Maybe you think I’m happy in this picture.
Really I’m sad but pretending I’m happy.
I’m doing this because I think people won’t like me if I look sad.

 

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Sometimes I want to talk about all this to someone.
Like my mum. But she’s not here anymore, either. So I can’t.
I find someone else. And I tell them all about it.

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July 29, 2017 - Army of Ink – Just One More

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Just one more …

It’s hard when things end.  When you really, really want them to keep going.  To last forever.

I think this ‘Ink’ could be suggesting an eventual shrinking of the loss.  An end to the slide.  And perhaps even new growth in herself.  Her arrival and the hopeful spin on her meaning was influenced by the music and message above and below.  The quote (in the post above, and this ‘Ink’) seem to be suggesting  … the secret to change could well be in the building?

 

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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