In Remembrance


        In her long and well-lived life, American artist Tasha Tudor saw many defining moments in history, even from the confines of her remote New England home. She was a toddler during WWI, a young wife and mother during WWII, she saw a man walk on the moon (well, maybe just read about it, she probably didn't have a tv!) and many other huge events in her 90 plus years.

      As today marks the 11th anniversary of one of the defining moments of my generation's history, I thought it was best to give my remembrance in a quiet and hopeful way. The world can be an overwhelming place and sometimes it feels like things will never be sorted out.

   In those times that challenge us or make us despair, there is a lovely poem that was one of Tasha's favorites that she often quoted, that gives a simple hope. I would like to  leave a part of it here with you here today. Here is an excerpt, and I hope you take it to heart, I know I will try to as well:


No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today. Take Heaven.
No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in the present moment. Take Peace.
The gloom of the world is but a shadow; behind it, yet within our reach is joy. Take Joy!
Fra. Giovanni

May Peace and Joy be yours on this Tasha Tuesday,
~H

7 comments

  1. Thank you for such a beautiful and thoughtful message.
    Lisa

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  2. Perfect message for today. Thank-you.

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  3. Such a beautiful and enlightening poem. Thanks so much for sharing it with us, Heather!
    Love your portrait in the previous post, too. It's wonderful how you customize your art for the family.

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  4. Beautiful words, Heather. Words to remember- I think all of us has our dark and grey days and then it´s very good with some wisdom. And I love the picture of Tasha, the white bird and the child. That child is sure wearing some lovely clothes!

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  5. that was lovely, I did have a cup of tea and read her book that I have, such an inspiration,

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  6. That was indeed a beautiful and fitting tribute for this day. Thank you for sharing.

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Each and every comment is appreciated! Thanks for coming to visit me :) ~Heather

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