This belongs to Alexis.
These are the last five lines of the 1920 e.e. cummings’ poem, “Into the Strenuous Briefness.”
(Do you think?) the
i do, world
is probably made
of roses & hello:
(of solongs and, ashes)
2012 was a rather difficult year for me, with a lot of drama and heartbreak and change. And so to start of the new year, I wanted to permanently adorn myself with the idea that all moments are fleeting — the good and the bad (roses/hello, goodbyes/ashes). The entire poem is wonderful, full of great images — but it was those last few lines which really resonated.
The work was done by a fantastic artist, Liaa Walter, who is based in Washington DC. I’d recommend her to anyone. And it is in King font.