A Taste of Shiloh Sophia
I love this woman’s artwork. I find it fertile, rich, vibrant and inspirational. She also is somewhat of a ‘poetess.’ (Is that a word? I don’t know but it sounds good to me!) Here’s a taste of one of her recent blog posts entitled “Queen of Shovels.”
After 1000 broken vows
We will rise again. I promise.
Surrendering to the mystery
of knowing or not knowing.
We finally understand
that we will not do
everything we say we will.
This confession should feel like a relief.
We have transcended getting it right
when we finally get it that we won’t.
We can finally let ourselves off of our own meat hooks
when we finally know that integrity
comes and goes. And we just have to keep trying.
That perfection is illusively granted
and highly over-rated. (give it up)
When we realize one fine day
that in the night our truths lined up single file
and went out for a midnight spree
and didn’t come home and we wake up
Then it is time to begin again.
To invent oneself anew.
To forgive ourselves and others
and to take the armor of the heart OFF.
And Breathe. Better that the heart
be broken 1000 times
then never open at all.
Shiloh also shared a fun little exercise on her blog called 22 questions for the New Year
You may also want to visit her websites: