Tuesday, February 10, 2009

"Just Wondering..."

Does one's checkered past
continually burn deeply within the heart
transforming hope into ashes
or
does it add needed fuel and energy to one's spirit
and
brightly color the palette of love and life?
Hmmm....


"A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart
burning with love."
~Mother Teresa

13 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I would say the latter. Intersting question and perfect illustration.

Teri C said...

Well, I don't know the answer to this since I don't have a checkered past lol.

I love that yellow with the black. And if you inverted it, that yellow would be a beautiful blue. (this only tells you I have been doing too many inversions :)

Carolyn said...

Another great heart design...looks good!

Anonymous said...

My past is spotless :-)
also, to me this looks religious and scarey being dark. Very well done. Winna

3rdEyeMuse said...

I'd like to believe the later, too.

kind of funny, I have been playing around with a burning heart for my Anti V-day entry. :)

Julie said...

I could possibly have a little bit of a checkered past! LOLOL. I hope the later as well...if anything bad happened in my past, my current life doesn't relect any negativity because of it! Thank God!

This is gorgeous as usual...very nice indeed!!!

MuseSwings said...

Life is far more interesting with a checkered past - and I think the 2nd answer is the correct one for people who learn from their mistakes - and forgive themselves whether they really need to forgive or not.

Sherry said...

What a wonderful and thought provoking series, Margaret! And I wish I knew the answer to the question you pose, but right now I have to say I am not sure. Maybe it depends on the day.

Beth Baxter said...

The first thing that jumped into my mind when I looked at this drawing was "hunka, hunka, burning love". You must be channeling Elvis, LOL

studio lolo said...

Definately the latter!!

Do I know from experience...hmmmm, not tellin'!

You're amazing :)

anne m bray said...

sometimes one, sometimes the other...

I AM reconnecting with the more positive sides on facebook and it is SO MUCH FUN!

Jules said...

Like the other Julie says... a bit of a chequered past... And great fun it was, too!!! good questions, Margaret!!

marianne said...

Another lovely one.
Everything I see om your blog always fills me with admiration!