When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”~ Paul Coelho

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A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
Jane Harrison

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator
My art is a reflection of my effort to recognize and embrace the beauty in the world around me, even when it seems most difficult to find. Contact me at judiharz@aol.com or visit my website at http://www.judeharzerfineart.com

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"Most of us have two lives- the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands resistance."Steven Pressfield

"The greatest freedoms are freedom from regret, freedom from fear, freedom from anxiety, and freedom from sorrow."
Thich Nhat Hanh

Monday, May 25, 2009

Can You Handle the Truth?

One of my favorite scenes:
Can any of us handle the truth?
To all of the men and women who serve and have served, who died and will die, to protect us and our nation: thank you on behalf of myself and my family on this Memorial Day.It all matters, as unfortunate as it is that we need your "armed" presence to defend us and our freedom, it is a reality. Your bravery and loyalty is greatly appreciated!And to our dear friend Michael Cunningham, who leaves today for Kuwait: "be safe!" You are in our thoughts and prayers.

1 comment:

  1. The reality of us protecting our freedoms is a complete lie. We are now the primer aggressors and feared around the world. We spend obsene amounts of $ while lacking health care and other basics. We are prisoners of the dominant culture and we repeat the messages of the propanganda the masters have fed us since birth. How much more do we have to witness before we understand the lies we are told ? How much suffering have we caused and how many more innocents will suffer and die at the military madness we spead across the world ? If Christ were to come again and spread his message of love, our "protectors" would surely consider him a threat to "security" and would kill him dead again.


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