Thursday, December 29, 2011
The Journal Journey continues into year three!
As I embark on my third year as leader and organizer of this amazing group of artists, I am overjoyed to see over 200 members in the group now. Very exciting! I am closing the group at 250 because that is a nice small number for the fun we will share without it getting too big and have everyone get lost.
I'm sharing my photos today of the tiny composition journal I'm planning to use only for writing notes. Sandi G. is going to be heading up a poetry discussion in our group..and rhyming is not necessary! Thank goodness.
The cover is done in collage, and I've discovered these great paints by Turner, and they are awesome! I love them! You can get them here, at Jerry's. You will love them, and if you know me, I wouldn't say so if it weren't so!
Ella Wheeler Wilcox wrote some of my favorite poetry so I hope you will enjoy this poem they she wrote in the early 1900's. By the way...the lady on the cover of my little writing journal is Ella.
'Tis the Set of the Sail -- or -- One Ship Sails East
Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1916
But to every mind there openeth,
A way, and way, and away,
A high soul climbs the highway,
And the low soul gropes the low,
And in between on the misty flats,
The rest drift to and fro.
But to every man there openeth,
A high way and a low,
And every mind decideth,
The way his soul shall go.
One ship sails East,
And another West,
By the self-same winds that blow,
'Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales,
That tells the way we go.
Like the winds of the sea
Are the waves of time,
As we journey along through life,
'Tis the set of the soul,
That determines the goal,
And not the calm or the strife.
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