Sunday, February 26, 2012

It's Never Too Late

These days, I'm thinking about creativity, purpose, and the roadblocks to living a creative life of purpose. On my last post I asked what intimidated you. Thank you for responding so honestly. It seems that many, if not all, of us have something that we long to do, but because of various reasons, don't. 

"It's never too late to be who you might have been."

George Eliot is accredited with the above words. They speak to me of the ongoing nature of human development. As long as God grants us breath and clear minds, we can be learning, exploring, challenging expectations, and growing. Becoming. 

I made the above collage because I was thinking about our visit to France five years ago (and wishing we could go again.) Vincent Van Gogh painted his heart out. Others designed and built the Pont du Gard, the Palais des Papes, and the hall in the Conciergerie. Others garden, creating beauty for themselves and passersby.

Living a life that honors God and serves humanity can be done in so many ways. As I get older I am becoming more and more aware of the vast diversity of human experience and possibility. I want to embrace that, and let go of the things that intimidate me. 

Linking to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Mary at the Little Red House.  


  1. Lorrie, it's a beautiful mosaic...hope that you do have the opportunity to visit France again since it is a heart's desire. I should analyze exactly what is holding me back... Superficially, I'd say that it is probably a circular problem and everything is interconnected and I'm having a time trying to find the end of the tangled whole. Gosh, you do make me think!

  2. Such a beautiful photo mosaic! Like you I long to spend more time doing creative things. The problem is time. When I was young I was visiting a nursing home and I asked the woman I was visiting with if she would teach me to tatt. She said no, that I was young, reminding me that I should be active doing other things besides sitting and making things. When I'm most discouraged I try to remember these words. One day...

  3. Lovely mosaic, Lorrie. You have a gift for crafting sentences, prayers, thoughts-out-loud. Go with it!

  4. Anonymous10:45 PM

    I like your blog very much, so I became your newest follower.

    Till next time!

    Greetings from Holland,

  5. Lovely photos from your visit to France. It would be nice if we were all able to do things we have been longing to do. Mine would be a trip to Ireland. Lovely mosaic, have a great week!

  6. Lorrie you often have such thought provoking posts. If all of us were able to help others in our community we'd all be better for the giving.

  7. Beautiful photo's. Wonderful mosaic and I love your words! Terrific post.
    Have a great week.

  8. I hear Garth Brooks singing Life is not tried it is merely survived if you're standing outside the fire. We can't be afraid to try something new. We may not be good at it but if we enjoy it anyway it makes us happy. Lovely mosaic and meaningful words. V

  9. Beautiful mosaic...and thought-provoking words! a life that honours God and serves others can be done in so many ways.

  10. Anonymous11:22 AM

    Beautiful Mosaic.

  11. Anonymous11:29 AM

    What a beautiful mosaic! Traveling is the one thing I would like to do, but I'll never get it done. It's not intimidation, but I'm a homebody and have chosen to farm and have animals. I certainly think you should dare to do all those things that you'd like to try.

  12. Anonymous12:32 PM

    beautiful mosaic, I would love to visit France someday, for now I will visit via photographs...

  13. I think letting go of the things that intimidate us is a noble ambition and wish you success in achieving it. I'll work to that end as well.

  14. Lorrie,

    Your mosaic is beautiful and inspirational. Thank you for the words of wisdom and eloquence.


  15. Sweet post Lorrie, We would all be so much happier if we could just let go of intimidations and be ourselves. Love your pretty collage of France!

  16. Beautiful, both photos and words.

  17. Ah, France! It is certainly on my bucket list. Your mosaic is beautiful!

  18. A beautiful mosaic and for me, as much as I can express myself in writing, when I come before others, I am much more shy. I can write beautiful prayer journal entries and I am the one that sends out the prayers and praises request for our Bible study every week, but almost everyone knows not to ask me to speak a prayer out loud other than silence. I have to initiate it, if asked, I clam up...pure intimidation and insecurity...working on it for many years now...maybe one day;)~


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