My parents went on a Mediterranean cruise and all I got was this lousy deck of cards! Used cards! I'm sure I got more than that, because my parents are very generous people, but it seemed appropriate here.
"Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her; but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game." Voltaire.
I like this quote, it is one of those that seem designed to pull you out of yourself and give some perspective to whatever situation you find yourself in. Like envy over someone else going on a cruise while you're slaving away, or people being excited over the first robin or crocus of spring while you wake up to snow on the ground, and a vicious wind. Instead, play your cards right, and you, too, can be waving goodbye from the observation deck. It's not what you have but what you do with it that counts.
This is Pigma and Staedtler pens, and watercolor pencils, in the Aquabee watercolor journal.