Saturday, January 28, 2012


if someone pushes
do you push back
what does it mean to
"turn the other cheek"
if you are wronged
must grievance last forever
can simple kindness
always (ever?) be enough
I have the questions
but not the answers
(interpretations may vary)


  1. You've raised some good questions here Barb. I'd like to think turning the other cheek is a good thing. Although I've done it and found with some people it wasn't the best thing to do. What's that old saying "nothing ventured, nothing gained." I love these images you posted. Carol

  2. Good questions. To me, it depends on the circumstances.. who, how wronged.. why.. how hard they pushed.. and why. I know someone who never lets go of a perceived wrong. She carries a grudge a mile long, and lives it over and over again. The only one who suffers because of it is her. I never want to be that person. I try to forgive. I try to forget. The former is the easier of the two but both take a lot of work. I think it's worth it 9 times out of 10.

  3. It's hard to always turn the other cheek, but I do try.

    Love the crazy mosaic ceilings?? (or floors?)

  4. I try to turn the other cheek now. In my younger days though, not as much. But you live and learn. Life just seems easier when there is forgiveness involved!
    Interesting photos Barb. They are familiar. I think I have seen then on your Blog before.
    Love Di ♥

  5. I agree with the others, it depends of the circumstances. From experience, I will say that the few times I flashed back quickly, I ended up regreting have done it.

    The artwork is great, Barb.

  6. Strange pictutes, is this a ceiling?


  7. Wow- Very effective... it is best to let it go though not always easy.

  8. There are no easy answers to these questions. Forgiveness is not always easy.

  9. The patterns are very hypnotic!

  10. Forgive, but never forget is my motto. :)

    Amazing designs in this mosaic piece.

  11. Great questions. I like to answer with "It all depends..." Not always cut and dry.

  12. Hello, Barb.
    I gaze this photo, thinking about your question. I feel like I am in a labyrinth.I so agree with Susan.


  13. Lots to think about here. Great photos; powerful words.


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