"Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts or happenings. It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever flowing through one’s head."
Plastic Classics Jane Perkins
"In my current body of work, Plastic Classics, Old Masters are given a contemporary twist. I use anything of the right size, shape or colour: toys, shells, buttons, beads, jewellery, curtain hooks, springs etc. No colour is added - everything is used exactly ‘as found’. Impressionist paintings are the perfect inspiration for my work. It needs to be viewed in two ways (as in Impressionism) - from a distance to make sense of the whole image, and close up to identify the materials used (the brush strokes)."
"Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon."
For my daughter Kirstie.
"People want to believe gender is something that’s essential, and people repeat these essentialist ideas all the time. ‘Oh, women do that’ and ‘Oh, men do that’ and the reality is that all women don’t anything. We as individuals do what we do, you know, and sometimes that’s informed by gender and sometimes it’s just who we are. And I think all that just makes people really, really uncomfortable because they don’t want to think about who they are."
"Stop measuring days by degree of productivity and start experiencing them by degree of presence."
"There is much misjudgment in the world. Now I knew you for a unicorn when I first saw you, and I know that I am your friend. Yet you take me for a clown, or a clod, or a betrayer, and so must I be if you see me so. The magic on you is only magic and will vanish as soon as you are free, but the enchantment of error that you put on me I must wear forever in your eyes. We are not always what we seem, and hardly ever what we dream. Still I have read, or heard it sung, that unicorns when time was young, could tell the difference ‘twixt the two - the false shining and the true, the lips’ laugh and the heart’s rue."
Please don’t be ashamed and think that you are a failure because you go to therapy. Recognize that this is only a reflection of the complexity of your difficulties :)
There is peace and beauty awaiting you in every moment.
Your only task is to open to yourself enough to recognize it.
When you accept this task, it transforms into a gift.
See this gift that is always available.
Will you accept this task?