My good friend, Dara, is the "Quote Queen". She always has the most wonderful quote to share for every occasion. I'm pretty sure she's been hoarding them in her mind since childhood and I could not be more grateful (they helped me through a divorce and are now helping my mom through her cancer)! I happened upon a great quote from Kind Over Matter a couple days ago that I've heard before but seem to always need to be reminded of by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross : "People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle & shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within."
There is a new pond just outside the hospital I go to for treatment of a chronic medical condition and I didn't realize there was actually a great quote hidden in the architecture. Well, it's not exactly hidden, I've just never taken the time to stop and really look at it. I had some extra time the other day in between appointments and luckily had my camera with me to capture some of the beauty. I only got part of the quote in the pics, so I'll share the entirety of it here. "Hope is the thing with feathers—That perches in the soul—And sings the tune without the words—And never stops—at all". (It's actually from a poem that can be found here in its entirety)
I hope these photographs and words may inspire you, too, to keep holding on in times of darkness or being unsure of yourself.
On a brighter note, Hannah and I went out Monday afternoon to get her a brand spankin' new sewing machine and boy has she been busy! I know I've been promising some great new Fall merchandise, but we had a little bump in the road. Check back soon; I plan on taking pictures this week of new items! We're sew excited! (Sorry, I couldn't resist)