Day 25, To See What We Can See: To Mold an Inner Life


Dear Friends,

Here’s a quote from Etty Hillesum, a Jewish woman whose diary was written during World War II while the Germans occupied Amsterdam:

“I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever writing a word or painting a picture, by simply molding one’s inner life.  And that, too, is a deed.”

Do you agree?  Not agree?  If you agree, would you say it is a “deed”?  Indeed!

Do you mold your inner life?  How? Can you bear witness to what Etty is talking about in some sort of image or color?

With love,


Day 25  of a series of daily prompts for written, visual, or art journalling, or just for pondering.  For more background information, see the Intro page, or this post on visual journalling:

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