Sunday, December 04, 2016

what has been sweet

self portrait 1985 judy martin 

Ask not what has been real and what has been false,
but what has been bitter, and what has been sweet.

Maggie Nelson, Bluets  (211)

(read about this quilt here)


Velma Bolyard said...

liking this

Mo Crow said...

reading "Bird by Bird" by Anne Lamott & your post this morning meshes beautifully with these thoughts from p104-
"... I used to think that paired opposites were a given, that love was the opposite of hate, right the opposite of wrong. But now I think we sometimes buy into these concepts because it is so much easier to embrace absolutes than to suffer reality. I don't think anything is the opposite of love. Reality is unforgivingly complex."

Judy Martin said...

Bird by Bird is one of my favourite books about creativity and spirituality. Thank you for this beautiful quote from it, Mo.

Nothing is the opposite of love. xo

india flint said...

Judy, thanks for swinging by at mine and saying kind things. I often swing by yours, too, and while i may not always comment, I am always grateful for what you post

Penny Berens said...

Or perhaps just ask 'what has been' with no judgement attached! Maternal love so beautifully stitched in this piece is just like that....pure love.