Tuesday, February 7, 2017

You Never Know

You Never Know
mixed media collage,
ingredients: vintage ephemera, pencil, image transfers, magazine cut-out on multi-media board

It seems I've been saying this a lot lately. The world continues to grow more puzzling by the day; the future seems more uncertain than it has in a very long time. Things you thought could never happen, well - they have, and they are. Still, the world is full of good people; the amazingly selfless things they do often take me by surprise. Perhaps they are angels in disguise. You never know.

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.”
“One is Evil – It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
“The other is good – It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”


  1. finding beauty in our broken world to paraphrase Terry Tempest Williams

  2. wonderful pieces and love the Cherokee elder wisdom.

    1. Thanks so much, Terry! I thought the story would be appropriate for right now...


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