Just pondering a favorite quote, a Chinese proverb
--"A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song."


Text:


What freedom! A birdís song is not restricted to a question. It doesnít have to be right, accurate, or even in tune. Itís not directed by an external demand, but by an internal melody. The origin of a birdís song lies not in the leaves of books, but in the heart of its Creator. A bird doesnít yield to the summons of a courtroom. A birdís worth is not determined by the percentage of correct answers on the math exam. A bird is not required to justify the passion of its heart or the nature of its being. Nor do I want to spend energy justifying my voice, my expression, my song. Maybe, the ones who want answers, donít have songs. Instead of singing, they question my need to create, to color outside the lines, to sing my own song. My lesson from the birdsóDonít let anotherís question silence your song.


All DD Supplies


Katie Pertiet
Rusty Stucco Paper Single ( i love this piece of paper! used it behind the hipster plume)
Picture Cards: Birds


Anna Aspnes
FotoBlendz Layered Template Album 12 X 12
Hipster Plume FotoBlendz Clipping Masks No. 01


Lynn Grieveson
In Distress Paper Pack No. 03


Fonts / Mom's Typewriter and Mistral