Chewing Gum

The image shows a piece of artwork by Jina Wallwork. It is a drawing of chewing gum. Stylistically this piece of artwork has links with abstract art.

Chewing Gum – Jina Wallwork


Consider every word. You do not desire to enter this argument, but you are constantly provided with an invitation. Don’t allow these words to glide beyond your lips while exposing your wounds. Do not add more rage to this situation; do not add more strength to the cage that confines you. Contain your words within your mouth and chew them over. Think about their flavor before you spit them out. You don’t want an argument, and this conversation is directed toward conflict. Will your words build bridges or condemn dreams? Listen to the words around you. They are filled with venom and demand that you speak the same way. Are these the words you want to speak? Is this the behavior you want to emulate? Decide carefully and avoid regret. Don’t speak these words.

Time and the Universe book cover by Jina Wallwork

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