I was going to do another doodle around this quote but there is too much writing. I decided to practice my calligraphy instead.
As with doodling, if you make a mistake it’s permanent. Unlike doodling, you can’t cover up your mistake. Here is today’s final version (click to enlarge). The first verse is deliberately squished together but it does make it harder to read (see below for the typed words). It is my attempt at the kind of copperplate font that my nanna used to use.
It is a quote by D. H. Lawrence, and it says:
When we get out of the glass bottles of our egos
and when we escape like squirrels turning in the cages of our personality
and get into the forests again,
we shall shiver with cold and fright but things will happen to us,
so that we don’t know ourselves.
Cool, unlying life will rush in, and passion will make our bodies taut with power,
we shall stamp our feet with new power and old things will fall down,
we shall laugh,
and institutions will curl up like burnt paper.