Sunday, August 30, 2009

Little Universe


My children start school tomorrow. A new town with a new house having to go into a new school. They are excited over the thought of a new adventure. It doesn't scare them and they are not afraid to think the best. The world expands before them like a well-paved road and they see no bumps, no pot holes just a horizon of opportunity.

Makes you rethink things. Such a large world we live in but if we don't see the possibilities in our own little universe, then what good is the bigger picture?

Friday, August 28, 2009

Through a looking glass

I can welcome the rain. I can. It's just that I don't wish to right now. It's an uninvited guest. It didn't call before it knocked at my door and I'm still in my PJ's.
So, I'll live today as if it were blue and green with dollops of cream.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

To connect or not to connect ....

What would happen if you shut off the phone and disconnected your computer/laptop? What if the T.V. was on the fritz and your cell phone stop offering text messaging or twitter pic uploads? What would you do then?

I'll tell you what I would do and for the sake of simplicity and honesty here, I'm gonna lay it out there.

  • I'd have more quality time with my children.

  • I'd have more time to clean.

  • I'd have more time to do art

  • I can be more active outside

  • I can take more photographs

  • I can create photography assignments for myself and my daughter

  • I can read more

  • I can decorate my home.

  • I can garden

  • I can do more art.

  • I can journal more

  • I can take long walks.

  • I can discover the state that I live in.

  • I can spend more time with my spouse.

  • I can discover something new.

12 years ago I had no cell phone and I barely had an Internet connection. It wasn't very important to have one and if you wanted to get a hold of me you'd have to wait. Oh yes, that dreaded word. The world had to wait, was expected to wait. If you had to notify me of something you either left a voice message on my answering machine or you would mail me a letter. People were allowed to have lives. Instant describe more the type of coffee you drank, not the speed of communication. The Internet is a fantastic tool and a cell phone is a wonderful invention. Both have their place in my life but sometimes, it takes over what you are until you are left with nothing at all. So, for the next few months, I take back my time. I encourage you to take back yours as well.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

On the edge


I'm always on the precipice of something. Always looking down as my feet teeter totter over the edge, wondering when it's the right time to jump. This whole summer has been a strong hand pushing me toward something but what, I do not know. The weather has been unseasonably cool, the rain a constant companion to the season. The clouds are Kamikaze fighters, battling for space in a claustrophobic sky. My mind has been focused. It has been here, it has been now. There is not time for creativity, there is no moment to dabble in arts. My mind has run a marathon and only when it crosses the finish line will it say, "enough."

I sense the marathon coming to an end. The summer is ending and so begins the best time of year. The air is beginning to stir and whisper through the leaves. Their repose is coming soon, their lullaby is in the making. It's time, my darlings' to become something other than the domesticated diva. The artist is beckoning like a siren and who am I to deny her?

So, I jump.