Drawing Inspiration


Love means to learn to look at yourself
The way one looks at distant things
For you are only one thing among many.
And whoever sees that way heals his heart,
Without knowing it, from various ills.
A bird and a tree say to him: Friend.
Then he wants to use himself and things
So that they stand in the glow of ripeness.
It doesn't matter whether he knows what he serves:
Who serves best doesn't always understand.

~ Czeslaw Milosz ~

(Collected Poems)


Drawing Inspiration

'A man addicted to drinking and and deeply tied to old habits, finds mysterious sketches on the park bench that he visits every day. As these pictures stir his thoughts, he begins to notice the world around him and to reflect upon his own place within it. He meets a young boy whose innocent encouragement helps to release him from his self destructive social withdrawal and unlocks a part of his character that had been long forgotten.'


Directed By
Tim McCourt
and Wesley Louis
Story by Steve Stamp
Written By Tim McCourt and Steve Stamp


  1. Wow.  That photo is, once again, spectacular. Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. Thanks for stopping by Sacred Ordinary, Noelle, and leaving kind words. The black and white photo is extremely intriguing to me--puppet, unseen master, caged, black bird symbol of death, or at least that is what I think of when I gaze at it. The poem is very powerful, too. I haven't watched the video yet but I will tonight. By the way, those lilac fields in your nameplate call to me. Around Sequim, WA (one of my sons lives in Pt. Angeles), there are lots of lilac fields and a lilac festival sometime in July. It reminds me of those fields I've seen. 

  3. So interesting Fran. I saw it quite differently. I saw him tethering the
    birds in an effort to fly away, the birds are in flight. The caged bird may
    be a representation of himself? when you watch the video you may see what I

  4. This is so thought provoking. Alcoholism is in our family.
    Thank you for sharing in such an artful way.

  5. You are welcome, Gemma. I did my traineeship with men in Rehab. Many of them
    had been separated from their families for years and almost all had done
    jail time. They were some of the dearest people, so desirous of change and
    walking such a difficult road. I led a group of 8 men and saw many
    individually since I was doing hours for school (MFT). It was a very
    worthwhile experience. It is so important to be seen, isn't it.

  6. What a fascinating image! Still trying to 'figure it out'.
    Alcoholism touches everyone's life in one way or another. It's hard to see it as a disease, but it is.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog too!  Salute!!

  7. "who serves best doesn't always understand." 


    and those "lavender fields forever" are amazing... okay, so i took a bit of liberty with the song ;)

  8. Did you watch the video? I think you would really like it les.


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