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We shall not cease

One of my favorite poets, T. S. Eliot wrote a wonderful line in his poem Little Gidding that I just love:

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.

This could well be one of the themes of my life. I am constantly coming back to what I've done before, revisiting it, seeing it with new eyes, and finding it much more worthy of my attention than at first I thought. This goes for places, people, art forms, and everything else I can think of.

Gotta love Eliot.

Materials: rusted spring, hand painted watercolor paper, poem written out on plain white paper. 

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Michelle said…
Great background paper and LOVE that rusty spring!
Cyndi L said…
Thank you, Michelle! The spring came to me thanks to the indulgence of my local autobody shop. They think I'm a nut, but an amusing one ;-)
I love the quote and your interpretation.

I'm glad the body shop guys are amused enough to provide you such wonderful mixed media elements.

If only they knew ...

Delivery guys often think I'm strange when I ask them to leave the packing materials rather than letting them cart them away.

I've gotten great plastic peanuts, sheeting, crimped paper that I use for doll hair and great wood scraps just to name a few.

Cyndi L said…
We can always claim that it's recycling ;-)