Thursday, November 25, 2010

Excuses Should Be Shot

Okay, I was asked awhile ago why I wasn't at National Portfolio Day. This is not an excuse. This is fact. I had to help my mother plan my grandmother's funeral, which is taking place in my home country of Nigeria. I am just getting back now to post this. For all those who did go, I hope you had a great time. I'd love to here what the colleges had to say, maybe I can apply it to my own work. I leave now with this. So trite, I know.

"You can shed tears that she is gone,
or smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray she'll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she has left.
You can empty your heart beacause you can't see her
or you can be can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.

Or you can do what she'd want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on"
-David Herkins

1 comment:

  1. So beautiful and I'm so sorry for your loss. I love you and I'm so proud of the artist and deep thinker that you are and are continuing to grow into! You will go far in your art!