"We have to fight them daily, like fleas, those many small worries about the morrow, for they sap our energies."
– Etty Hillesum
That is soooo true! I used to be the biggest worrier on the planet!
About Etty Hillesum.
Etty Hillesum, less famous than her contemporary, Anne Frank, lived a short life of great courage. She was born in 1914 in the Netherlands to a Dutch father and a Russian mother. She studied law, Slavic languages, and psychology. Hungry for knowledge, she cut down on food in order to buy books. She went voluntarily to the Westerbork camp to help fellow Jews interned by the Nazis. Her letters detail her experiences; her more meditative diary focuses on issues of faith. She died at Auschwitz in 1943.
8" x 10"
Acrylic on Canvas