Sunday, June 7, 2015

Weekly Quick Collage: Uncertainty





Uncertainty
collage, 6 x 6 inches




“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.
Delicious Ambiguity.”
― Gilda Radner



“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart.
...live in the question.”
Rainer Maria Rilke




 “I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. I have approximate answers and possible beliefs and different degrees of uncertainty about different things, but I am not absolutely sure of anything and there are many things I don't know anything about, such as whether it means anything to ask why we're here. I don't have to know an answer. I don't feel frightened not knowing things, by being lost in a mysterious universe without any purpose, which is the way it really is as far as I can tell.”
― Richard P. Feynman








18 comments:

  1. Hi Sharmon this is the second post I have read in the last 24 hours about the beauty of Uncertainty
    Here's a link to Cindy Handstories "Uncertainty of Ships"
    http://handstories.typepad.com/blog/2015/06/an-uncertainty-of-ships.html
    as my old friend Pete (plant shaman extraordinaire who moved to Brazil to save the rainforest back in the 70's and is still there) said so long ago-
    "Spirit likes to see us dance on the shifting sands of change"

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    1. Thanks for the link, Mo. I love Pete's quote; so true!

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  2. Lovely collage, and I love the quotes and totally agree. xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Annie. Uncertainty can be hard for us at times, but it is part of the beauty of life...

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  3. Lovely collage Sharmon! I can certainly relate to uncertainty right now.

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  4. Thank you, Kelly, and good luck resolving your uncertainty, whatever it's about.

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  5. Of one thing I'm certain:
    "There is pleasure in the pathless woods,
    There is rapture on the lonely shore."

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    1. You're certainly right about that, Ken!

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  6. Like your quotes and also here in the comments...beautiful words. Great ongoing weekly collages!

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    1. Thank you Mary Ann. I thought these quotes were especially meaningful.

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  7. Beautiful! Wonderful symbolic collage...and all the powerful quotes to match and contemplate upon..,.fantastic!
    Victoria

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  8. Victoria, I'm so glad you enjoyed them!

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  9. my father used to say, "get comfortable with not knowing" ... wonderful work ..

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    1. Your father was apparently a very wise man.... thanks, Cat.

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  10. sometimes.... it is hard to adjust to what life has to offer
    to rest in the question while ones heart is breaking, still it such good wisdom to consider
    lovely to see your art

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  11. You're right, it is good wisdom, because nothing is certain, whether we realize it or not. Thanks for the kind comment. xox

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