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Phrase Wenches: A Little Peace


Cassatt, Blue Armchair

Susan right here. Nicely, this has been every week … we have had a whirlwind of reports, distraction, stress, sturdy opinion – not essentially a good time to give attention to the standard issues we attend to in our lives. For me, that is writing and duties which are sitting when they need to be shifting alongside. Typically it is good to set issues apart and discover a bit of peace, calm, and respite wherever we will. So sit again and let the Wench weblog be a little bit of a haven immediately. Take a deep breath, smile, calm down. We may all use a bit of kindness and love and one thing actual fairly proper about now.

Japanese kintsukuroi bowl repaired with goldHere is a gallery of labor by artists who’ve created little swimming pools of peacefulness right here and there. A beautiful solution to breathe and recalibrate if wanted (and when you occur to have a romance available – possibly even written by one of many Wenches! – we hope you discover a bit of time to learn immediately, one other nice solution to recalibrate).  

When a bowl or cup or one thing beneficial is damaged, the Japanese have a practice referred to as kintsukuroi, “golden restore” – the merchandise is put again along with an software of gold that adheres the damaged items, making the merchandise not simply helpful once more, however provides it a brand new magnificence as a murals and a meditation on renewal and progress. It’s a beautiful custom—and the following time I drop one thing, I’ll want for gold as a substitute of glue to make it proper once more.


Vermeer, The Milkmaid



Monet  Grande

Monet, Misty Morning on the Seine



Abbott Thayer Henderson, Angel



Leighton, Flaming June

La Farge  Flowers

La Farge, Flowers


Giovanni Strazza, Veiled Virgin


Nicely, there you go, a bit of psychological trip earlier than going as soon as extra into the fray! Keep in mind to learn a romance, ponder one thing lovely, repair one thing damaged to make it higher than ever – and breathe! 


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