“For even satire is a form of sympathy. It is the way our sympathy flows and recoils that really determines our lives. And here lies the vast importance of the novel, properly handled. It can inform and lead into new places the flow of our sympathetic consciousness, and it can lead our sympathy away in recoil from things gone dead. Therefore, the novel, properly handled, can reveal the most secret places of life: for it is in the passional secret places of life, above all, that the tide of sensitive awareness needs to ebb and flow, cleansing and freshening.” —
“Lady Chatterly’s Lover” by D.H. Lawerence. A book I devoured this week. This bold philosophy on the novel hit me, as I believe it’s why I love reading literature...and I see some ebb and flow, some cleansing and freshening in this painting. #sarahhartart
Don't get me wrong, I am tooootally anticipating spring, but this is beautiful too. Winter is beautiful too, still, even when it seems like it is unforgiving, cold and relentless.
It is so good to want something, to struggle for something, to have to go through the process of 'winter'. It helps us anticipate, hope for and appreciate spring, growth, new life.
I try to find the beauty in each phase, even when I feel like I'm done with it! Happy is a choice.