Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I like to think of each of us as infant souls. Growing, changing, stretching into the framework of the adult souls we will one day become. It's easy to look at someone and expect them to be wise based on the age spots and wrinkles they wear, but underneath that sun worn, gravity pulled skin may lie a baby soul. When I look at others and myself in this light I am able to be more forgiving and gracious. It becomes easier to let go of hurt and pain and see each and every moment as an opportunity to grow and expand. This line of thinking requires hope by the bucket full, hope that one day each of us will grow into the person we are meant to be.

When I created this blog template using the quote above, I never imagined how much that one line would come to mean to me. "Hope is the dream of a soul awake." It rolled around in my head for several weeks before I used it here. It smashed into things and broke old ideas. It ripped and tore at my thoughts until I was left with a fresh, raw image of hope. Hope is not easy. Hope is hard work. Hope requires us to hang on when we'd rather let go.

3 comments:

Shawn said...

I love the new design. That's one of my favorite quotes AND my favorite kits. :) Perfect combination. And hey, e-mail me sometime. I found code that you might like if you wanna get rid of that ad bar at the top. :) Been doing a few designs for blogspot clients and learning a few tricks. Let me know if you want the code. :) I love how you talked about the design rolling around in your head... Such a perfect image of that whole process I'm all too familiar with. :)

aola said...

you hit the nail right on the head ... the staying awake part is the hard part for me...staying tuned in.. staying present when the nothingness looks so inviting.

Kristen said...

So true. I am holding on to this concept as we try, try again on the baby thing.