This necklace is my Valentine’s Day present to myself.

While seeking solace in the always beautiful NY Public Library in the city, I wandered into the gift shop and found this.

‘What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.’

The scribe? Emerson.. My favorite.

We so often get in our own way, unable to forgive ourselves for our pasts or rid ourselves of anxiety for the future. This is my reminder to give thanks and stay present – to forgive, accept, find peace, and keep walking.

All the power of the universe is right here, in our own heart.

Hoping always for happy, healthy hearts for you and yours.


Author: audrey dimola

My work catches flame at the intersections of multidisciplinary art, ceremony and ritual, community and connection, improvisation and radical vulnerability. I am a Queens, NYC born-and-raised alchemical poet, lifelong artist and performer, event curator, and sacred space-holder; author of 4 poetry and prose collections; Director of Public Programs at Socrates Sculpture Park; and creator of original event experiences such as Nature of the Muse, Church of the Sacred Body, and How We Create & How We Cope: Intersections of Art & Mental Illness.

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