Friday, October 24, 2008

Pandora/Repair


Pandora opened the box after she had been told not to, and all the troubles of the world flew out. What was left in the box to help her with repair was hope. The I Ching sometimes advises "Work on what has been spoiled". The Jewish tradition has the idea of Tikkun Olam, healing the world, while Buddhism has as a practice constant prayer for the relief of suffering for all living things. We've all been Pandora, so self-forgiveness is another necessary mending job. How do you do repair?

17 comments:

steve said...

Great post and question? For me, for starters, making some art is therapeutic, as is listening to music and lately, long hikes in the woods. In the meantime, keep up the fine work!!

Tomás Serrano said...

I love both illustrations, today´s one and yesterday´s one. And I like your words too.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Your words are so thought provoking. First, I really love your style and the picture is just perfect. I really dig the texture. Simply fantastic. Your words are wonderful too. If we fail to forgive ourselves then we leave no real chance for change. Thanks for sharing your beautiful words and illustration.

Nao Sims said...

Susan, I love this one! Love it. Wonderful image, wonderful words.

I just read this yesterday and somehow maybe it fits:

"Do not try to transform yourself. Move into yourself. Move into your unsuccess. Perfection rapes the soul."
~ Marion Woodman

Have a beautiful day~

cserháti hajnalka said...

I see you like alsoo legends! :))
ItS a very nice interpretation. :))

herhimnbryn said...

Great image and I think repairing for me is walking with the hound or digging in the garden.

Kat Hannah said...

Wonderful sentiment - hope being the foundation. I really enjoy your style of illustration.

sketched out said...

Every time I open up Pandora's box, chocolate is in order! First the chocolate, then the hope, hee hee!

Very thoughtful, wise and beautifully executed illo on this post. Fantastic!

Rrramone said...

I love your work! What a fresh style you have. ;-)

Dot said...

Thanks for the nice comments on mine this week. You have a lovely style.

Michael O'Connell said...

this is one way… sharing… and being courageous… wonderful work…

thanks for the great thoughts too…

nina seven said...

awesomw piece! I love all the textures and patterns. Thanks for your comment on mine.

Vickie said...

Nice illustration. Grat colors and textures.

Vickie said...

Oops! Great Colors.

get zapped said...

Splendid take on the theme. And a gorgeous illo. Love your work!

Emily said...

I like the style of this one! And lovely composition.

Denise Gallagher said...

I love the texture and patterns of this... and I love the creatures that are being released.
Very nice!

Thanks so much for your kind comment.

Denise