Recently I spent a lot of time at the hospital with my dad. My mother and sister were there with me. One morning while we were on our way outside for some fresh air my sister decided to walk into the gift shop. I walked in and immediately spied this little pink notepad and had to take it home with me. The front of it was covered with three quotes:
A Pencil And A Dream Can Take You Anywhere
Dreams Are Illustrations From The Book Your Soul Is Writing About You
Fill Your Paper With the Breathings Of Your Heart
Fill Your Paper With The Breathings Of Your Heart
This saying said something to me straight away. I fill my journal with the “breathings of my heart” especially when dealing with a difficult time in my life. My book, Allergic to Life: My Battle for Survival, Courage, and Hope, is filled with the “breathings of my heart”. I included many excerpts from my journal written during the most difficult times of my journey through mold induced illness and chemical sensitivity.
I found myself crying the other night. I was having an emotional meltdown at the passing of my father and could not sleep. My journal was once again there to comfort me. It allowed me to say all the things I could not say out loud. It allowed me to talk to my father and to write a poem about one of his favorite belongings, his lucky horseshoe (I am not yet emotionally ready to share the poem). I am still finding it difficult to resume my writing on my blogs or other projects that I am in the process of starting. Until I can write, I have my journal.
Which quote resonates the most with you and why?