A few Saturday nights ago a wonderful thing happened - I turned on ABC2 and came across the film, "The Pumpkin Eaters". An extraordinary film from 1964 about a mummy, and her life. LOVED IT!!!! - I loved it because she was just making her way through life and finding strength after strength to give love to her husband (who was a real pill) and her children. (oh her poor darling boys at boarding school).
Oh did I add that she always looks fabulous and so does her home!
A blog I found writes "By my lights, a "pumpkin eater" is a gullible person, one who (figuratively) can swallow most anything, and doesn't seem to be daunted by whatever the pain of doing so is." But you know I don't think you are gullible for swallowing pain - I think Pumpkin Eaters is really exploring the notion of unconditional love.
Here is a photo of my special place that heals me and helps me build love and understanding inside me.
And here is a source of pure love - a drawing by my son - the source of inspiration for my recent embroideries.