I Spent the Sunday afternoon at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, where I enjoyed pieces by artists including Cezanne, Degas, & one of my favorites, Van Gogh. His painting, Mulberry Tree was beyond beautiful in person, & definitly stood out. The paint strokes & vivid colors portray Van Gogh's immense emotions and his passion for nature. Doors behind the museum lead to a whimsical garden, lily pond, walking area, cafe, & everything necessary for an ideal day outdoors.
"There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke."
"As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed."
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."
"Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it."
"Sometimes it's hard to see the lines we've drawn, until we cross them." Gossip Girl*
This line caught my attention in today's episode of Gossip Girl. Sometimes the mistakes we make - the lines we cross - help us realize the bigger picture. The epiphany we experience makes up for the aversive situations we may have faced & continue to face. Learning to cope & adapt with current events in life helps make up for all the lines I've crossed and criss-crossed, and one step closer to seeing the lines we've drawn & the highlited lines we're wanting to cross. Just saying.