Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Light Inside


Keep walking, though there's no place to get to.
Don't try to see through the distances.
That's not for human beings. Move within,
but don't move the way fear makes you move.


~Rumi Persia (Afghanistan)


Today's quote is inspired by Sakena Yacoobi, an Afghan physician, advocate for education, and all around amazing person. See her tell her amazing story here:


As you watch, you may be reminded as I was of special people who have a light inside, something that shines through all external changes and circumstances. It shines fiercely like an inner beacon, and people who hold such light can move through anything with a crazy kind of confidence.

The drawing is from April of 2014. After watching the video and connecting it with one of my favorite quotes of all time, I looked through my tiles and chose this one. It's always been an outlier in my collection. It has a quality that is absolutely distinct compared to other drawings I have made. I don't find it pretty, but it's one of my favorites.