Growing Pains

I wanted to do a drawing for my icon, which is really just a shoddy Photoshop job.  However, before I actually began the drawing, I was thumbing through various quotes, which is something I do from time to time.  I tend to hoard them like little prayers or fortune cookie fortunes in various journals and they reappear at opportune times.  Anyways, I came across this quote by C.S. Lewis.  It reminded me SO much of my drawing, I couldn’t help but share it.  It’s a little bit creepy of a quote, I don’t know if I want an intruder in my personal existential space, or maybe I do?  I dunno.  Even if you aren’t religious, I still think you can relate to the thought (or the hope?) that through the struggles and pain of our existence we are hopefully being made into stronger and more refined beings.  I love how the drawing turned out, but I don’t think it is going to work as an avatar.  Here’s the quote:

“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.”
―C.S. Lewis,Mere Christianity

If it’s too religious, just imagine the thought of a house being birthed from your brain and that’s pretty much how I’ve been feeling lately.  Ouch.

View the SHOP



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