Joyce Hifler to the rescue! The book, Pathways. Some of you may know I open up to a page to find something applicable and it always seems to be right there!. Much to my surprise, I found the following. Rip van Winkle? Hifler writes.
“Rip van Winkle, the classic character of the long nap, would take a solemn vow of teetotalism and immediately accept a drink from his neighbor, saying calmly, “I won’t count this one.”
“Problems are created by the things we do not count. (Hmmmm___) It is hard for us to realize that everything counts for something. All the excuses and social graces in the world can not change the scene. It shows up someplace because the “don’t count” all put together is the tail that wags the dog. We can not justify so many times of counting and then we have to face the facts that everything does count for something and we should hope to make it something worthwhile.”
Knowing what counts is worthwhile for happiness sake. Hifler is saying that all things have their importance. By feeling we count, we matter! However you say it, however, you apply it___all positive things count. But negative things do too because in knowing what is negative, we know what is positive, Knowing that is where we find our balance to count things, ourselves, others as important and the best choice.
By Pejj Nunes
I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is https://www.anisettestudios.com/ Here you can view and purchase Shibui, sign up for my newsletters, blog, and read articles about Shibui Found Image Art. Patrons get great deals several times a year and special items at times. My site makes it easy to contact me. My primary art form is Shibui Found Image Art. Shibui begins with action art and stems from the imagination. It is like seeing something in the clouds or solving a puzzle. Its creative process has its own rules and requires what I call reverse engineering due to a lack of an understructure and purely out of the imagination. In addition to those who patron me, my target groups are those who use art therapy. I will soon be teaching live. Contact me if you would like to learn live. I use Zoom. I request that although my art, other images, and what I write is now published by me here on WordPress; I do ask you do not to use my artwork, poetry, or the information about Shibui Found Image Art without my permission. I am quite available to make such requests. I wish to share the following: The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote a book called The Ethics of Ambiguity. In it, she lays out a guiding ethic in response to the philosophy of existentialism. It might be somewhat familiar to you already. She writes, “To will oneself free is also to will others free. This will is not an abstract formula. It points out to each person concrete action to be achieved.”
Best wishes to all! Have good times and keep safe! Pejj
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