Walls are spaces where we can live, as well. Usually, they are treated as boundaries between places, that separate us. Here, we see that the walls become spaces where life is reflected and spoken.
As you may know, we have scrawled favorite quotes all over the walls of our bathroom. The “Walls of Inspiration,” as they are affectionately known.
It started a couple of decades ago when I was home full time with my young children and came across an article in a house decorating magazine about having a few quotations written meticulously in calligraphy on walls painted in beautiful ribbons of color. Such beauty and inspiration–I loved the idea.
But we had neither the money to hire someone nor the skill to achieve “the look” ourselves. Every time I saw our bathroom’s dreary, worn wallpaper after viewing that lovely magazine image and realizing how many wondrous quotes I had with which to surround us, my soul drooped.
My answer? Tear down the paper and write quotes in the kids’ abundance of magic markers. Yes! Write on the walls (these walls, anyway). Gotta…
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