The words come from Max Erhmann's Desiderata. They have special meaning for me. In my early 20s, I was walking home from work one day and saw these words in a shop window. It really struck me--in a good way! At the time, I was really struggling with low self-esteem, so the idea that I belonged here was revolutionary in my mind. It felt like a message in a bottle from my soul during a low period in my life. Something I badly needed to hear at the time, and something I was ready to hear, too. I was beginning to open up to those messages and to heal.
I offer them here to anyone out there as low as I was then and who needs to hear these words :
You are a Child of the Universe
No less than the Trees and the Stars
You have a Right to be here.
And whether or not is it clear to you,
The Universe is unfolding as it should.
--Max Ehrmann, Desiterata
Here's the cropped bit to which I RadLab-bed it with Prettyizer, Cool as a Cucumber, and Lights Out.
Then I added the Text, and overlayed everything with a Golden Texture #11 from Sirius_sdz's Texture Pack 14. [Please check out this person's textures--Gorgeous!]
Although the BL Day 95 assignment came out a few weeks ago, I've been saving this post to pair up with the March Photo-Heart Connection. See other Photo-Heart Connection Offerings for March.