Hi guys! I have an art journal layout today that I hope will inspire you as we begin a new week and new creative endeavors!
I began my layout today inspired by this great poem written by an Bangladeshi woman named Taslima Nasrin. She writes frequently about the experiences of women in her culture and some of the injustices they bear in their life.
This is the complete poem:
The part of the poem that resonated with me is the idea of crossing a river, or any journey really, only to find emptiness on the other side.
The part of the poem that resonated with me is the idea of crossing a river, or any journey really, only to find emptiness on the other side. Recovery can feel an awful lot like crossing a wide river, and finding emptiness on the other side. There is tremendous value in the journey, because you discover things about yourself you never knew.
And the whole time you are on your journey, you believe once you get to the destination you will have the answers you were looking for. This is true, you will find the answers you are looking for.
But when you reach that destination, and you look at the emptiness, and you weep at how empty it is. You weep at what you had hoped it would be, what you deserved for it to be.
And you begin to look inside yourself, since around you is empty. It is there you learn you had the answers inside yourself all along. But you needed the journey to reveal them.