The original of this painting has been SOLD.
6″x12″ and 8″x16″ OOK mounted reproductions are available HERE
These reproductions are hand embellished by me so no two are alike. The are hand signed front and back and have a small hook on the back, ready to hang.
“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.”
― Ming-Dao Deng, Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony
The above is a reminder to me when I am engaging with my daughters. I must be the moon. Always there, constant and consistent. You don’t expect the moon to solve all of your problems but it is reassuring to know the moon is always there in the sky. Sometimes there is nothing more annoying than having someone trying to ‘help’ you. I know this and yet I often find myself trying to ‘help’ my girls with my ‘wisdom’. Often when you are expressing yourself to someone, you really are just using them as a sounding board. You really don’t want them to give you THEIR answers. Someone else answers are not the same answers that we would come to for ourselves.
Daily Summer Vacation Mantra: Be the moon. Be the moon. Be the moon. (If you don’t want daily battles). Be the moon.