A Residue of Life They Cannot Kill

toddler with look of anxiety

9×12″ watercolor on paper
September 3, 2012

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Inspired by the following passage from Phantastes by George MacDonald:

Afterwards I learned, that the best way to manage some kinds of pain fill thoughts, is to dare them to do their worst; to let them lie and gnaw at your heart till they are tired; and you find you still have a residue of life they cannot kill.

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