Tuesday, September 29, 2009

ponder this...

"Perhaps the most important
thing we can undertake toward
the reduction of fear is to make
it easier for people to accept
themselves, to like themselves."

--Bonaro W. Overstreet

photo by lucy © 9.28.09

6 comments:

Tess said...

Yes, I like this. A kind of extension of the theory that it's far easier to change yourself than to change other people - change your attitude toward other people by (oh heavens I need a different word than the overused current buzz-word affirm, but...) affirming them.

And I love the name Bonaro W. Overstreet, it has a real quirkiness to it.

Kel said...

oh i love that mask face
did you make it?
what a quirky character

kigen said...

Comments from Tess and Kel challenge me to find a way to do something positive with this. It reminds me that Lucy is a therapist and a counselor. I think it must take wisdom and courage to take on people's scary feelings/dreams/thoughts and help them understand them.

lucy said...

Thanks Tess. It is a great name huh?

Kigen - I did not make the mask. It hangs on a fence down the street. This one jumped out recently.

lucy said...

Hi kigen. So interesting you pick up on the counselor angle (which is, of course, valid). I think it takes as much courage and wisdom to listen to ourselves. :)

Kel said...

gosh, faces jumping out from fences
you live in a fun neighbourhood :)