The inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person,
Having neither to weigh thoughts,
Nor measure words -- but pouring them
All right out -- just as they are --
Chaff and grain together --
Certain that a faithful hand will
Take and sift them --
Keep what is worth keeping --
and with the breath of kindness
Blow the rest away.
Although the above quote is widely attributed to George Eliot, it comes from English novelist and poet, Dinah Mulock Craik, in her novel, A Life for a Life, published in 1859. It inspired me to do this collage on a silvertone tray using this great vintage image, pretty background paper, lace, MOP buttons and a buckle, tatting snippets, pearls, and a pink mulberry paper rose.
I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend, sharing it with family and friends!