Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Hello Fear

"Ohhhhh...hello Fear...I knew you would arrive eventually.
You may stay a while...sing and dance with me but then you must go..."

Share the words that coat your soul

Find meaning in an afternoon of nothing

Be silly in the morning when the sun is deciding to rise

Laugh at your fear as it knocks on the door...disguised in a pretty dress.

Drawing - 2.5 x 3.5 inches, pen.
Drawn last night as an evil headache tried to get started.


  1. hey jenny - i'm not unusual in possessing many fears. some are friends, some are not. there they are, at a moment's notice ready to change things up on me, quite prepared to dance around and inside me. i've come to a place where i know them enough to laugh at them and to welcome them as guideposts. have a peaceful day. steven

  2. Thank you, Steven. I am thinking of Rumi's, Guest House poem...

  3. Fear itself appears afraid to allow you to make friends with it. I've found it helpful to get curious and interested in what's provoking fear, like Rumi suggests. I'm not saying that's always easy.... but it sure beats denial, distraction, running away, etc.

  4. "Hello darkness, my old friend; I've come to talk with you again."

    That's what this made me think of. I'm singing it in my head now.

  5. Thanks, Dan. I am trying to take the curious approach this time. Ha! What if fear was scared of me??

    Susan, I just googled the lyrics to that song. I've never read them in their entirety. Goosebumps!

  6. Always, so beautiful. I love the waves, they are mesmerizing. One of my favorite symbols you use often in your work, the coil is such a beautiful symbol.

  7. Do we ever get past our fears, or do we just live with them so long that they are a part of us? Your art is urging me in a different direction with my own drawings. Thank you.

  8. Jennifer, thank you!!

    Susan, I can't wait to see what you create!