Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sentiments Of A Southern Artist: "Hope In A Bottle"



"In the time of your life, live-so that in that good time there shall be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life your life touches. Seek goodness everywhere, and when it is found, bring it out of its hiding-place and let it be free and unashamed. Place in matter and in flesh the least of the values, for these are the things that hold death and must pass away. Discover in all things that which shines and is beyond corruption. Encourage virtue in whatever heart it may have been driven into secrecy and sorrow by the shame and terror of the world. Ignore the obvious, for it is unworthy of the clear eye and the kindly heart. Be the inferior of no man, nor of any man be the superior. Remember that every man is a variation of yourself. No man's guilt is not yours, nor is any man's innocence a thing apart. Despise evil and ungodliness, but not men of ungodliness or evil. These, understand. Have no shame in being kindly and gentle, but if the time comes in the time of your life to kill, kill and have no regret. In the time of your life, live-so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it."



— William Saroyan c. 1939

10 comments:

Createology said...

Wonderful words and your "hope" bottle is exquisite. Happy creating...

Diane said...

I am so amazed by your creations!!

Diana by Lagoa Design Studio said...

One more beautiful art piece, dear Terri! And the text is so actual:)

Much Love,
Diana

Alpha Za said...

Wow, that is beautiful. And words barely do it justice.

Cathy Bueti said...

So beautiful Terri!

Hugs,

Cathy :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is really a beautiful piece. I love the color of the bottle.

martinealison said...

Très jolies bouteilles... et très beau message pour les accompagner. Bises

Kelly Berkey said...

hi terri! i LOVE the copper color in this. your quote is thought provoking to my dear sweet friend. i've sent you a couple of emails and would love to hear from you.
as always i'm thinking of you and keeping you close to my heart while i paint with my oils. you spirit keeps me from getting frustrated!
xoxo

joanne May said...

Hi Terri,
So lovely to see you again... I know we don't see each other very often but when we do catch up on blogger it is quality comments and not quantity.
I always enjoy receiving your kind words! :-)

Your bottle creations are so beautiful and very original. They look like they should contain expensive French perfume or exotic oils!
This is a lovely post and the words are very wise by William Saroyan.

Thanks again, dear friend for your great feedback at my place.
Autumn blessings and love.
Jo.x

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Terri, I am just getting around to catching up on my blog reading (after getting side-tracked with a visit from Little Man and his Momma). Your work is just getting better and better and I LOVE this quote. I am sending big hugs of bright, fall sunshine and crisp, cool mornings to you today. May blessings flow all around and into your life... Tanna