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Finding peace

"The Crown of Peace", by Sir William Blake Richmond - according to Wikipedia he was named for the poet and artist William Blake, who was a friend of his father's.

“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.

Summer’s a-comin’

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

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.