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Sometimes it’s necessary to let go of who we are, in order to become who we’re meant to be ~
“C I V I L . . .
one vertical line away from livid.”
~ Jill Terry
©2012 jill terry
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whomever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
“Life is too short to spend time with people who aren’t capable of giving you what you need; who think they know you, but have yet to scratch the surface of who you really are.”
~ Jill Terry
“A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.”
~ Albert Camus
“When your what the fuck moments turn to hours then morph into days, it just might be time to make a change.”
©2011 Jill Terry
“There is much pain that is quite noiseless; and vibrations that make human agonies are often a mere whisper in the roar of hurrying existence. There are glances of hatred that stab and raise no cry of murder; robberies that leave man or woman for ever beggared of peace and joy, yet kept secret by the sufferer; committed to no sound except that of low moans in the night, seen in no writing except that made on the face by the slow months of suppressed anguish and early morning tears. Many an inherited sorrow that has marred a life has been breathed into no human ear.”
~ George Eliot