Tuesday, August 21, 2007

aspects of nature

Today I finished up the last of 2 art journals that have been waiting penitently in my studio for the last 2 months for me to work work on!I know there is no excuse for late but this Round Robbin got a little behind and has been going on for almost 2 years now so when these books made it to me I was up to my neck working on the art work my book.
but now I am happy to say that I am all done! ( but I do fear that I am now on the prowl to start or join a new RR journal group)
These pages are for Delila's " aspects of nature" journal.




Then Almitra spoke again and said, "And what of Marriage, master?"

And he answered saying:

You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.

You shall be together when white wings of death scatter your days.

Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.

But let there be spaces in your togetherness,

And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Love one another but make not a bond of love:

Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.

Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.

Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,

Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.

For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.

And stand together, yet not too near together:

For the pillars of the temple stand apart,

And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.

~ Khalil Gibran
(chapter taken from the prophet)



Jo Wholohan said...

Love the nature theme Ruth!!! Your pages are fantastic!! Arent journal RR's the best??? If you need a partner in crime for another one you know where to find me :))

Waltraud said...

So beautiful!!!!!

vicci said...

HI Ruth...I'd like to be in on your journal round robin if you decide to start one! Sounds good! :-) I like the "nature theme".......and what you've done!

Waltraud said...

Great, these are wonderful journals!