The creative and spiritual journey of a (textile) recycler. . .

I have thought about starting a blog for a long time now. I just couldn’t seem to get started. I thought. . what would I say, what would I do and really . . . . . who would care.

Last year I had the great fortune to witness a ‘happening’. As a spouse at a reunion (I know, groan) I was both an observer and participant. This reunion was attended by some of the most creative and talented people on the face of the planet. Really, no exaggeration! But many were holding onto life long insecurities. They didn’t think they were talented enough and embarrassed to perform in front of each other for fear of . . who knows . . . finger pointing, whispers, laughter, ridicule of some sort for sure. Once it was revealed that many shared the same feelings, the healing began. And I was the lucky one. I got to witness it all and benefit as well.

So, the message is that we all think we are not good enough compared to someone else, but we are. Don’t let your fears and insecurities stop you. We can’t measure our own success by someone else’s talents.

This revelation and the kindness / support of strangers has propelled my creative journey to a place I had given up ever getting to. Tho I thought my creative juices were dried up forever, they have merely been reawakened. Many thanks to all involved in my process, including in-part . . Victoria B, Mrs. W., Charles Mc., Claudia H, Mary B, Cindy G, Sandy B, Traci B., Kat C, and my IAA family. So, thank you. I dedicate this blog to all of you!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Life gets in the way, again

Over the years I have had periods, some quite long, of not posting. I merely explained it as 'life got in the way'. I've always thought that it wasn't anyone's business and who would want to read about it anyway ... We all have problems. Only thru Aimee and Artsyville did I start listing what was really going on .... the things that keep me from being creative. Sometimes it's my own health issues that take me out of the game for extended periods of time. But, it's usually that someone is ill and needs constant attention. I'm glad that I have the ability to take care of others when they most need it. I did it for my mom and my aunt and for friends as well. I consider it an honor to be allowed to share someone's precious time when they know it is so limited. I'll have time for myself later.

Well, after the last full week in the hospital and release, we went back to the ER about 14 hours later and are still there. Admitted for the third time now in as many weeks. I know the ER and staff throughout the hospital by name now. They are great and doing what they can ... but, It is not looking good at the moment and as much as I am burning and yearning to doing something creative .... anything, someone needs me more. So ... life gets in the way again. Life is in the balance. It's very delicate right now. We are preparing for the worse... just in case it comes sooner than we ever thought it would. It's not easy.. and it may take me off my blog for a while again. I am just taking it day by day.....

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