“Hope springs eternal” has been a commonly utilized phrase practically since Alexander Pope’s Essay on Man was completed in 1734. The poem itself took him two years to finish and it was intended to be the first in a four-part series which he didn’t live to complete; intended as a proposed system of ethics in poetic form. The full couplet reads:
“Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
Man never Is, but always To be blest.
The soul, uneasy, and confin'd from home,
A simple pen and ink sketch – the outline of a loaf of hearty bread, speckled with seeds and a single rose, just barely opening laid alongside – transfer it to the mylar – cut ever so carefully – adhere to the screen – add the ink and pull – Voila!! This is how we made silk screened t- shirts – we, being the left leaning, counter-cultural crowd I ran with in my early twenties – and this design in particular - that we made for International Women’s Day one year. Other times
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Sunday Services 10:30 AM