Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Row, Row, Row Your Heart
...from Drawing as a Sacred Activity by Heather C. Williams
"When emotions are oceanic, we desperately try to figure things out with intellect. Yet its limited, linear approach just can't always do the job. You feel like you are sinking in this sea of overwhelm. You need to focus your attention with the right brain. Your heart, like your emotions, is oceanic, and it can help you swim to shore. Drawing your heart out onto a piece of paper can help you gain the edge you need to pull yourself out of emotional overwhelm."
I read this excerpt from this book and immediately came up with an image of a heart inside a boat, rowing to shore..then, as often happens with me, I heard the tune of a familiar song...but I wanted to change the lyrics to...
Row Row Row your heart,
Gently down the stream
Safely, safely to the shore
Even when you must scream..