Spread # 114- Pretty Or Gritty November 16, 2010Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
Let’s face it. We are all attuned to beauty each day, looking to adorn our lives in every possible way, craving to surround ourselves with pleasant sounds and pleasing images. Our journals are not different. They are geared towards aesthetics. That’s what we are looking to express and that’s what we are looking for in other people expression. That being said, we are also determined to be real, sometimes our experiences call for expressions that are less than beautiful and more spirited and valiant, direct and honest, daring to be ugly. It seems to me sometimes that these are two camps within the journaling world. They sometimes even quarrel. It is odd to me, as I see pretty and gritty as being great sisters, feeding on each other, deriving regular nourishment from each other. Pretty and Gritty should honor and respect, let each other grow, and be. And what I also discovered is that when you let Gritty play, Pretty always follows.