Woman Guest, A Watercolor Muse

“This being human is a guest house,
Every morning a new arrival….

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.”

Rumi – The Guest House

Woman Guest - Jennifer Allison
Woman Guest – Jennifer Allison

8 thoughts on “Woman Guest, A Watercolor Muse

  1. Anonymous January 8, 2013 / 8:47 pm

    i love this

    • onestreetshy January 9, 2013 / 8:50 am

      Thanks Gabriela. What is your “process” for writing?

      • gabrielablandy January 10, 2013 / 4:57 am

        Nothing fixed, no devices or gimmicks. The only routine is to find a point of freedom, through sitting and breathing, or yoga, or walking, or listening to music, or something else. That’s how I find the thing inside me that feels the strongest, and doesn’t have words yet. And from then, as I write, I just try to recognise the difference between forcing that thing to fit a mould (or answer to someone else’s ideal), and simply exploring it and getting it down on paper so that it can speak for itself.
        It’s all pretty time consuming, but I’m not in a rush!

  2. António DL September 19, 2014 / 6:36 am

    Your moment of inspiration is familiar. And rare, in my case. If I remember correctly it only happens when I’m alone, and it comes from nowhere tangible or perceivable. Is it the same with you? The last moment I remember resulted in a poem about Mongolian horses. Arguably the only poem I wrote recently. I loved the result of your moment, by the way.

    • One Street Shy September 19, 2014 / 7:21 am

      Thank you, Antonio. I am equally enchanted by your poem Mongolian Horses. May our moments of inspiration continue…..and hopfuly with more frequency 🙂

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