Art Lesson

Art Lesson June 27, 2022

The mind moves like a pencil.

The heart moves like a brush.

 

While the mind can draw

exquisite prints, the heart

with its deep bright colors

will ignore the lines.

 

If you only follow your mind,

you will never go outside the lines.

 

If you only follow your heart,

what you touch will never

resemble anything.

 

We must be

a student of both.

 

For the mind can build

itself a home, but only

the heart can live in it.

A Question to Walk With: Describe as aspect of home that your mind has dreamt and built. How are you living in that dream now that it is built. Which do you like more: dreaming what needs to be built or living in the dream once it is built? Why?

This is from my book of poems in progress, The Tone in the Center of the Bell.

 


 AUG 26-28: Mercy By the Sea, 167 Neck Rd, Madison CT, weekend workshop, Reclaiming Our Humanity: Being Fierce and Tender in Our Call to Love, Fri 7-9:30PM EST Sat 9:30-5:30PM EST, Sun 9:30-1230PM, (web link) — IN PERSON

 SEPT 16-18: Friday Night Reading and Weekend Retreat (Sat and Sun), Surviving Storms: Finding the Strength to Meet Adversity, The Sophia Institute, Charleston, SC, or call 843-720-8528, (web link) — IN PERSON

OCT 28-30: Harmony Hill Retreat Center, Surviving Storms: Finding the Strength to Meet Adversity, A Weekend Retreat, (web link) — IN PERSON

 

 


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