“The Crown of Peace” by Sir William Blake Richmond – according to Wikipedia he was named for the poet and artist William Blake, a friend of his father’s.
“You will nevah – evah – make everybohdy happy. There is only one whose opinion you should worry about, and that one is God.”
I appreciate very much this advice from an African priest, which he delivered with an emphasis that made me think it must have been a lesson he learned well, probably painfully, through personal experience. It is important for me to remember, as I am easily affected by the opinions of others; and remembering it often helps me to find peace.
Oh my dear people – I am suffering some kind of sketcher’s block. I suspect that the best course to follow in such a case is to sketch all the more. However, pleading a busy end of the school year, let me post a lovely picture by William Blake instead.
The Virgin and Child in Egypt by William Blake, 1810
School is almost out, hooray! Not that I don’t like it; it just feels like time for a break. Now to think of some good projects to do together in the summer.