“Remember your name.

Do not lose hope –
what you seek will
be found.

Trust ghosts.
Trust those that
you have helped to
help you in their turn.

Trust dreams.

Trust your heart,
and trust

Ride the wise eagle
(you shall not fall).

Ride the silver fish
(you will not drown).

Ride the grey wolf
(hold tightly to his fur).

There is a worm at the heart of the tower;
     that is why it will not stand.

When you reach the little house,
the place your journey started,
you will recognize it, although it will seem
much smaller than you remember.
Walk up the path, and through the garden
gate you never saw before but once.

And then go home.

Or make a home.

Or rest.”

~ An excerpt from Neil Gaiman’s Instructions


There are times when words, pictures, and images resonate with your heart. You may not be able to articulate exactly why this is the case. But in them, you find beauty – and power – and hope – and truth.

And maybe it’s the stage of life I find myself in – but the reminder to trust – to hope – is timeless.

Remember. Trust. Then rest…


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