“Are any of us perfect?
I don’t think so.
I would rather like to see the spirit.
It’s the sparkle in the eye – the slight opening of the soul.”

Gwen Weaver (July 22, 1950 – September 19, 2013) was a much loved American calligrapher and teacher who taught with gentleness, humour, patience and professionalism. Gwen’s “Weaver Writing” calligraphy hand has become a favourite of innumerable calligraphers such as artist Marilyn Lundstrom who calligraphed this Soul-Question quote using Gwen’s unique “Weaver Writing.”


1. In your journal, describe a moment in your life when you set perfection as your goal rather than allowing the spirit to flow through you.

2. How might you allow your next project / assignment / performance / presentation be less intentional about ‘skill and understanding’ and more intentional about enjoying the moment?

3. How might you be more open to discovering and uncovering the “sparkle in the eye” of the soul of your

* artistic / creative endeavours

* daily chores

* relationships

* spirituality

4. How can you “see the spirit” in another?


How to use “Soulistry Soul-Questions”
You may want to begin a Journal so your responses are all in one place.

From time to time, a quotation will appear along with accompanying Soul-Questions.  Write the quotation. Add the first question and write your response. 

Take your time in writing your replies. This is your time – these are your answers. 

Then at your leisure, add the second Soul-Question and respond and continue on.  Btw, it helps to put the date after each Soul-Question response.

The “Soul-Questions” group on Facebook can be found www.facebook.com/groups/soulquestions

The “Soul-Questions” website and individual quotes/soul-questions can be found www.soulistry.com/soul-questions-blog-posts

© June Maffin
Quote Author: Gwen Weaver
Quote Calligraphy Artist: Marilyn Lundstrom