Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thursday Thoughts...

“We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter”. 


It is fitting to use this quote today because we are working in Melbourne and I first came across this quote as art on a laneway wall here two years ago!

It is truism and a good one at that - but written rather more eloquently than I might have done.

It is a fine thing to be aware that we may not always be accurate judges of our own beliefs; that in fact we can be easily influenced by the manner in which the information relates to us - is it a lie that flatters or is it a bitter truth?

Whichever and whatever, I think this simply reminds us to think about the validity of the information when we observe our own response...

Laneway art, Melbourne, March 2017.


  1. you have me reflecting on the power of words, how a kind encouraging word at a vulnerable moment can transform a person's life and equally how a harsh judgemental word can undo it

    1. It's interesting isn't it Mo - both kinds o words can have such an impact. we should choose carefully and thoughtfully. Sorry for being so late in replying - Melbourne, dash home, Highlands.

  2. taking my quenda book to show the Contemporaries today along with lesley's work from Muresk.
    hoping that the words given will be appreciative of the techniques we learned.

    1. Hi Virginia - so sorry for my late reply - have been on the road and in the air! I hope the Contemporaries enjoyed the work and that the words reflected how we went along...go well.


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