donderdag 8 augustus 2013


How often 
I have wished
I was an artist

I admired

I always 
told myself
it was okay
people to admire
what artists produce
are IMPORTANT too 

we are all artists
the way we live our lives
and the way
we look
and hear
and learn
and do
and don't
and inspire
and be inspired

I am so grateful
to live here and now
I was born a long time ago
and I have seen so much  

I feel like
the japanese


I suffered damage 
and have a history
my life
has become


4 opmerkingen:

  1. YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Francis, this is so important! First of all, thank you for coming to visit me; I was thinking of you this week, and I knew that you were probably busy or being quiet in a spirit of reflection. But to see your comment this morning is really a blessing to me.

    NOW THIS POST.....I think that it is vital for us all to LISTEN to other peoples, cultures, learn languages, read their poetry, read their folklore, understand their beliefs - and why? To see their perspective on PAIN, DISCOURAGEMENT, and to see what they value. Even if what they believe is just a little different from what we may perceive, these little differences can be like nuggets of GOLD. What a lovely way to understand change, pain or discouragement. I truly believe that wisdom comes from painful learning. IT DOES. And wisdom is far better than gold.

    Oh how wonderful to KNOW YOU, FRANCIS! You never stop learning. GOOD FOR YOU, GOOD FOR US who adore your blog.

    LOVE TO YOU, Anita

  2. Oh I LOVE this proverb!!!! I really like the idea of filling my broken spirit with gold.

  3. What a beautiful post, Francis, and the Japanese are very bright, indeed. To fill our cracks with gold.....hmmmm, what a pleasant thought.


  4. Oh, the Japanese art of Kintsugi*!

    I use this when I feel someone is feeling broken or worthless... like in and with life the object doesn't turn mended by adding gold, no. There's lot to do before reaching the "golden" point. Like in Life!

    I can see you feel on the mend and you're able to recognise what provoked the "breaks" and where they are. It is one of the most interesting jounrneys one can do, I think.

    I'm also always in awe with artists. Any artists. Anyone who creates something is my idol... and it doesn't matter that someone tells me "oh that's easy" I'm always in awe: to have a vision and create something it takes much more than knowledge or luck, I think.

    That is a good image and thought to begin the week with. Thank you!