Weekly Insight (1)

We have kept some of our most beautiful longings as prisoners in our hearts, falsely imprisoned simply because of mistaken identity.      – John O’ Donohue

Nothing more beautiful than to see an “innocent longing of the heart” walk out of an inner prison. It reminds me of  one of those scenes where the innocent are released after years of mistaken identity and false accusation – wonderfully freeing, celebrative and just.   


About Don

My name is Don Scrooby and I live in the United Kingdom. I have a deep love for nature and open spaces and one of my great loves in life is sketching, particularly in pen and water colour and occasionally in pencil. I’m quite new at the art and I sketch mainly from photographs I’ve taken, but also enjoy outdoor sketching. My sketchbooks, although no great shakes, are important to me and I decided to create my blog in order to share some of their contents with those who may be interested.
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8 Responses to Weekly Insight (1)

  1. nrhatch says:

    We are jail, jailer, and jailed . . . we hold the keys.


  2. Don says:

    Couldn’t agree with you more, Nancy. Beautifully put.


  3. ladyfi says:

    That is just beautiful!


  4. This got me wondering what it is that I need to set free … something to think about.


  5. Katy says:

    Have you heard of Susan Boyle Don?. She appeared on a British tatent show a few years ago. It was obvious the judges and the audience alike were sniggering behind their hands. She was middle aged, dowdy and a portly. She said she had had a beautiful longing imprisoned in her heart for years. She wanted “to be a singer and sing like Elaine Paige (Of Cats fame) When she began to sing “I had a dream” their surprise and shock was too funny. She had a outstandingly beautiful voice You see, they had mistaken her identity and falsely imprisoned her in their minds because of her age and looks. I can only imagine the courage it took to realize her dream.


    • Don says:

      I actually saw the video of that whole event, Katy. It was quite amazing. I’ve never seen anything like it. I’ll never forget the expressions on those judges’ faces. Your relating it to the post is so true. I never thought of it like that. She really is, as you say, the most incredible example of this. That longing has brought her fame and fortune, but most of all it has given her life and freedom and fulfilment. Thanks for a great comment, Katy.


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