joanne shih

lettering, illustration, design

day 131: on jagged rock

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Photo of some gorgeous Indian paintbrush wildflowers courtesy of my friend Myca, who runs a lovely floral design studio at Whirly Girl Flowers (she did the flowers for our wedding!).

Photo of some gorgeous Indian paintbrush wildflowers courtesy of my friend Myca, who runs a lovely floral design studio at Whirly Girl Flowers (she did the flowers for our wedding!).

I'm not sure how I'll feel at the end of this month after having lettered 30+ flower-inspired quotes, but so far I'm rather enjoying discovering them (or re-discovering, in some cases)! This quote is from a poem called "Surrender" by Rumi that I find beautiful. Here's an excerpt that includes the part I lettered (translation by Coleman Barks):

Very little grows on jagged rock.
Be ground. Be crumbled,
so wildflowers will come up
where you are.

You have been stony for too many years.
Try something different.
Surrender.