Monday, September 28, 2009

wisdom must be practiced

"Wisdom is not gained by
knowing what is right.
Wisdom is gained by practicing
what is right, and noticing what happens when that practice succeeds
and when it fails."

Barbara Brown Taylor,
An Altar in the World, p. 14

This amazing artwork "Akoma Sankofa" is from here. The artist is Julie Jalil & she writes that "Akoma Sankofa takes its name from West African Adinkra Wisdom symbols. The word "akoma" symbolizes patience and tolerance, while "sankofa" symbolizes learning from the past. Those two words seemed to sum up the calm wisdom emanating from the figure."

1 comment:

Erin said...

I loved this book!