Category Archives: quotes
Life on the PGCE is still incredibly crazy. The good kind of crazy where it is really fulfilling and enjoyable. But still. Crazy. So here are some of my favourite pictures from the last few weeks….
I hope everyone is having equally amazing weeks, I leave you with a quote I found on the net this week which bares no relevance to the previous part of this post but which has stayed with me since I read it.
‘I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own’
“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
— Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum
I found this at lunch today and its stayed with me all day.
This is what I’ve been playing about with for the last couple of days. Its my second attempt at stitching lettering, so I’m pretty pleased with it. I wrote the quote freehand on to the cotton and then used a simple running stitch to go over it.
I think the next time I try to do this I will experiment with using a computer font rather than my hand writing (or just try really hard to make my writing neater) as you can defiantly tell how my writing changes size. I’m also going to experiment with using back stitch or something so that you get a clearer line.
I was inspired to start on this piece because whilst out with my Dad last week I got a collection of some of Isaac Asimov’s short stories and I’ve been reading it over the last few days. It was really good, and I’ve loved this quote for ages, so I though hey- good combo! Unfortunately because I am disorganised in the extreme I cannot currently find this book to finish it. Time for a spring clean I feel!…
Happy Wednesday friends
>Today was a good day. Not only was it beautifully sunny but I also scored a fantastic new skirt at a thrift shop near my work. (Photos to come tomorrow!) I’m so happy about it its ridiculous, just my style and a really good fit. What more could a girl ask for?! In addition for the first time in ages I managed to remember my sketch pad when I left the house meaning that I got the chance to exercise my long neglecting sketching skills!
All in all, many good things! Then to top it off, James took me out for dinner. Nando’s is a good way to finish the day methinks! Then if that wasn’t enough James managed to fix the drawing tablet for the computer so i’ve spent all evening messing around with computer art. If only every day could be this creative then I would be one happy lady!
Unfortunately I must now go to sleep, if I want to stand any chance of being coherent at work tomorrow morning. A trait which i’m pretty sure my bosses would appreciate!
So I leave you with this lovely little nugget from Lawrence Krauss:
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements – the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life – weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.”
I couldn’t stop thinking about this when I first read it!