The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

Desiderata, by Gavin Aung Than

When “Zen Pencils” cartoonist Gavin Than asked fans to vote for their favorite poem to be turned into a comic strip, they chose “Desiderata”, the widely popular poem written by Max Ehrmann in 1927, whose title in Latin translates to “things to be desired”. The poem has been described as a survival guide for life. Than’s illustrations bring these celebrated words alive in a unique way.

Source: Desiderata, by Gavin Aung Than | DailyGood


–by Gavin Aung Than, syndicated from, Jan 19, 2016

(Quote by Max Ehrmann)

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. –Max Ehrmann, Desiderata

This above cartoon strip originally appeared on Zen Pencils and is reprinted here with permission from artist Gavin Aung Than. Gavin is a freelance cartoonist based in Melbourne, Australia. After working in the corporate graphic design industry for 8 years he quit to focus on his true passion, drawing cartoons. Gavin launched Zen Pencils at the start of 2012, a cartoon blog which adapts inspirational quotes into comic stories, and hasn’t looked back since.


3 responses

  1. Reblogged this on Advayavada Buddhism.

    February 2, 2016 at 1:32 am

  2. So kool. I subscribed. Thanks for posting. I go to your site every day and listen/look at your posts.

    February 3, 2016 at 6:51 am

    • Lou

      Thank you Gretchen. I am here to learn.

      February 3, 2016 at 7:25 am

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