hope is like a country road


“Hope is like a road in the coun­try; there was nev­er a road, but when many peo­ple walk on it, the road comes into existence.”
Lin Yutang

(Acrylic on raw can­vas with oil pastels)


In the past years I’ve been work­ing / intern­ing / vol­un­teer­ing in var­i­ous com­mu­ni­ty agen­cies, run­ning groups that use expres­sive arts to sup­port women in deal­ing with dif­fer­ent chal­lenges. Time and again I wit­ness hope grow­ing like wild­flow­ers amongst and with­in peo­ple as they work togeth­er and share expe­ri­ences, wis­dom, joy, and pain; each per­son a light that bright­ens the path for oth­ers. I think this is true in many oth­er com­mu­ni­ties and groups too.

And I’m grate­ful for you. I don’t think I say this enough, but I so appre­ci­ate the time that you take to vis­it, your inter­est in the things I make, your kind and encour­ag­ing com­ments. Whether we’ve spo­ken or writ­ten to each oth­er or not, I cher­ish all of the con­nec­tions that we’ve made through this space. 

Thank you so much! And I hope you have a won­der­ful weekend!


5 thoughts on “hope

  1. “Hope is the thing with feath­ers, That perch­es in the soul,
    And sings the tune with­out the words, And nev­er stops at all” –Emi­ly Dickinson

    I always feel lucky to read your blog Trish!

  2. I love that quote Anne and your blog Trish, and the links you put up. Thanks for shar­ing. Sheila.

  3. Thank YOU Trish, your blog is always so pos­i­tive and inspir­ing… such a joy to read.
    Kate :}

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