You can’t control what other people think about your art. Think about the part of yourself that you can control, which is your ability to be kind and loving and creative.
~ Ann Patchett, Yoga Journal
I love this quote. I read it before releasing the Love Essays and I’ve held fast to it ever since. (Though let me just say your response has been so generous, I haven’t felt stressed so much as insanely grateful… and completely, sweetly undone.)
Then, over the weekend, in my mailbox, I got the kind, loving and creative package pictured above, and I knew I was holding in my hand the perfect image for what I already felt was a perfect quote.