The Great Paradox: Wholeness through Brokenness

Thankful once again to be a guest on Heather’s blog. Here is part two of two.

Tethered Together

Once again I welcome the wisdom of Deanna Brown as she expounds on how the creative process brings healing to our brokenness. This is a subject she understands by experience. You can read part one, here, if you missed it!

“Wounds. By his wounds we are healed. But they are our wounds, too, and until we have been healed we do not know what wholeness is. The discipline of creation, be it paint, compose, write, is an effort toward wholeness.

“. . . How many artists, in the eyes of the world, have been less than whole? Toulouse-Lautrec had the body of a man and the legs of a child. Byron had a clubfoot. Demosthenes was a terrible stutterer. Traditionally, Homer was blind. The great artists have gained their wholeness through their wounds, their epilepsies, tuberculoses, periods of madness.” Madeleine L’Engle Walking on Waterbroken

In my previous post, I explored…

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