24 april 2010 — tattoo
This too shall pass

Hi Underware, thank you so much for my amazing tattoo design! I absolutely adore it – and the guys at the tattoo place loved it too! The tattoo covers a scar that held bad memories for me. Whenever I looked at the scar, I felt sad and was reminded of bad times. Now, I see words that give me hope and make me smile. It took me a long time to find the right words for my tattoo, but as soon as I read the following passage I knew instantly they were perfect:

And so finally after many more months of work,
all the sages came back to him,
and they had come to a unanimous conclusion that
the wisdom of the world could be put into a four-word sentence.
They told the king that this sentence expresses much.
It is chastening in the hour of pride
and consoling in the depths of afflictions.
The sentence of their wisdom was:
‘This too shall pass’

XXX Sarah Blake