Monday, October 10, 2011

Litany Against Fear Collar

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. -  Frank Herbert
I stitched this Litany Against Fear around the fur collar of the dress.  It comes from Frank Herbert's DUNE.  For me it seems right to stitch this, appropriate given the state of our global climate, local and abroad, the economic and agricultural, the political and the personal.  Fear is the source of so much, it is powerful, if faced it can create change, such a powerful change and understanding of our selves.  So, to remind me of why Hawthorne is so important as a metaphor for growth and protection, I chose my this quote.   

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  1. FEAR _ When a friend commented that my recent stroke must have been scary, I told her that I only knew what I had to do, and I did it. I asked Greg to call 911. After he hung up, I directed him to get my I.D. and my BC insurance card. He quipped, "You sure are bossy for someone having a stroke." P.S. The 911 operator told him to keep me still -- I hadn't known that was important, as well.