Sunday Funday
When You Walk Through the Storm, Hold Your Head Up High

Last night, after posting about Anxiety, I colored in one of Justine’s drawings that she had made earlier in the day. In this picture, Ursula turns into a dragon (with memories of her old self in thought bubbles) while Ariel smiles on.

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This makes me think of Rilke’s words:

“How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.

So you must not be frightened if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloudshadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. You must think that something is happening with you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand; it will not let you fall. Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any miseries, or any depressions? For after all, you do not know what work these conditions are doing inside you.”

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Sunday Funday
When You Walk Through the Storm, Hold Your Head Up High