Tunes for a Monday Morning
A woodland meditation

On balance

Tilly in the woods

"In each of us lie good and bad, light and dark, art and pain, choice and regret, cruelty and sacrifice. We’re each of us our own chiaroscuro, our own bit of illusion fighting to emerge into something solid, something real. We’ve got to forgive ourselves that. I must remember to forgive myself. Because there is a lot of grey to work with. No one can live in the light all the time."  - Libba Bray (A Great and Terrible Beauty)

''Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terror, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.'' - Anais Nin (The Diaries)

Tilly in the woods, 2

“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds' wings.” - Rumi

"How one walks through the world, the endless small adjustments of balance, is affected by the shifting weights of beautiful things.”  - Elaine Scarry (On Beauty and Just Being)

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