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Spread # 118- Not So Banal December 24, 2010

Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.

Just discovered this old picture of my brother, my cousin, my grandma, and me. Looking at 4 year old me, I wonder what it is that I needed the most and found out that it is the same thing that I now find hard living without, and that is love. All my other needs were different then, than they are today. Only the need for love never went away. There is nothing banal about love. It is the single most powerful force in the universe. All good things come through it, and all problems, small and colossal, can be solved by it. I wish we didn’t overuse the word love and strip it from its powers. I wish we weren’t that cynical about love. I wish we admitted how much we believe in it, want it, and desperately need it. I wish we confessed that we don’t get enough of it. I wish we were more generous with it, giving it plentifully. I wish you a finale to this year that is filled with love and tons and tons of love in the coming year.


1. elkemay - December 24, 2010

beautiful art and words! yes, let’s be generous with our love! there are 4 people i hug each day at work, i heard somewhere you need 3 hugs a day, and i live alone so often i don’t get that. there are 3 lovely nurses who fill me with joy in their snug embraces when we meet during our day.
your words are powerful, as always.
i wish you a year filled with joy, laughter, and warm delicious love– lots of it!!

2. Mixed Media Martyr - December 24, 2010

I wish too!!!!! Beautiful post and beautiful artwork! Thanks!

3. Laura Blough - December 24, 2010

Just what I needed to hear! Good Post!

4. judy Wise - December 24, 2010

Beautiful, Orly. Your heart points true north and I among so many love you very much. Thank you for the post and wonderful journal page.

5. apaperbear - December 25, 2010

Orly a lovely post! Your ARE loved by many! Here is to a wonderful new year with exciting opportunities for us all! With much much love!

6. the GyPsY - December 25, 2010

Beautiful .. the world needs more people who think – and hopefully live and act – by these words.

7. Arlene Wanetick - December 25, 2010

Gorgeous beautiful Orly, I send you much love and wishes of seeing you and making art together before too much more time passes. xoxo Arlene

8. becky - December 26, 2010

Your thoughts and wishes reflect the hearts of so many! Thank you for sharing your heart.

9. thalia - December 27, 2010

Oh Orly, I am not afraid to admit it–I LOVE LOVE! AND am thrilled to be with those that give and receive love freely. Just keep your arms and heart open, we all love you! Happy New Year!

10. Mary - December 27, 2010

Orly…wonderful post…big fan of your art work! Thanks for the wish…I wish that too!

11. eb - December 28, 2010

BEautiful love
sending it right back…

xox – eb.

12. rivergardenstudio - December 29, 2010

I wish you, beautiful artist, tons of love and creativity for this year! roxanne

13. soraya nulliah - December 30, 2010

Dear Orly-what a wonderful wish for us-Thank you so much! I hope you had a wonderful Xmas and all the very best (LOVE, health, happiness, creative fires alight)…galore xxx

14. nicole austin - December 31, 2010

orly, beautiful photo and i couldn’t agree with you more on love! here’s to a love-filled 2011! 🙂 thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. i hope to see you at another journalfest in the future! 🙂 happy new year!

15. Elise - December 31, 2010

I love you.

You have given back to me something so precious, a belief in my creative core.

Is there anything more divine than that.
Happy 2011 – see you in January.
Much love, always

16. Bob - February 11, 2011

Love the old photo. I’ve got a whole collection of photos … personal ones from our family and collected ones (“instant families” from all over the world). I really treasure those that have a tangible history, maybe a note on the back, or as part of a recognizable grouping. Thanks for showing a way to incorporate these into art. BTW: I see you will be at An Artful Journey next week. We’re in Los Gatos and always enjoy seeing the art & hearing the adventures of the attendees.

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