Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Goddess

'Nother piece I recently painted is called 'Kwan-yin'. Every so often I feel a desire to paint, usually in watercolour and related stuff like acrylic inks - all pretty yummy. Kwan-yin is a Goddess of Asian Spirituality, associated with the peacock feather. She is meant to be a Goddess of watchfulness and caring. Its no coincidence that I am on my second reading of Sue Monk Kidd's Dance of the Dissident Daughter, and images like that are coming out.

Can't really marry all that up with my fundamental Evangelical upbringing in Patriachal Christianity. Odd place to be. So if you want to read a book that will change your life as a woman, read that one. As the author says: 'The Truth will set you Free, but first it will shatter the safe, sweet way you live.' (There is another work coming that relates to that quote). Love to hear from anyone who has read the book.

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