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the end, the beginning

brush art by LL Griffin

The End

The Beginning

In the spirit of transitions, I’m sharing my art that speaks to endings with hope toward a new beginning, as well as prose that inspire.

Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning; that there is always another dawn risen on midnoon, and under every deep a lower deep opensEmerson

photo by LL Griffin

…What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start … TS Eliot Four Quartets 4: Little Gidding

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings Lao Tzu

more u-turns

Getting stuck and you’re facing more u-turns. You’re on a treadmill and you feel like you keep making the same mistake or turn or you think you’re not moving. This situation or feeling, I think can best be described by the quotes or prose from Pema Chödrön, and TS Eliot. The hope is that we when we make that loop we’ll have a different perspective.

Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know  Pema Chödrön

mixed media by LL Griffin

What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make and end is to make a beginning. TS Eliot

(The Little Gidding is the last of T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets)

Does moving really mean moving?

my way, mixed medium by LLGriffin

I grew up on Linn St.
As a kid I thought I’d move to a big city. I’ve, in fact moved to a few states and cities over time. I eventually landed in a different state and city is bigger than the one I’m from.
Now, I live one block east of Linn St.

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. T. S. Eliot

Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth, that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning; that there is always another dawn risen on mid-noon, and under every deep a lower deep opens. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1802-1882

(about the image above, it’s inspired by the practice enso. I approach it as a meditation)

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