(work in progress-huge painting!)
"...From the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape...we must pick out what is good for us where we can find it." -Picasso
I don't know about you, but as I get older, I know what is good for me. I mean...really good for me...my heart and soul, my spirit, my physical being and mind and heart...my whole being. When I was younger...oh! it was a different story altogether. The choices I made, the meanderings and sidesteps, mazes and poor choices. Of course now I can see how every single piece has brought me to this place but...boy! did I have to go the long way around!!!??? Now I know that what is good for me right now, may change tomorrow. That life is constantly in flux...and so are we. A few things that are oh! so so good for me right now...
*my marriage. To think that I spent most of my life running away from commitment only to find out that...I love marriage! Of course I had to be the right person and meet the right person but...I love all the small moments of ordinary-ness, the shared memories and heart, the partnership and building dreams together...the trusting of ourSELVES to be completely who we are.
(sassy girl Tara in our backyard)
* motherhood. watching my Tara grow and bloom and ...just loving her to pieces. All these small moments of caring for her...reading to her, preparing her fave. foods, giggling and being silly and ...setting boundaries and listening to her say fantastic new words every day. Being a witness to this... miracle.
*crocheting and sewing. Just love all the fabrics out there now...lush, bold prints just begging to be turned into pillows or tablecloths or...
(morning walks at the lake)
*immersing ourSELVES in nature over here. Going to the beach as much as possible, watching the birds and dogs and ducks...our morning walks around the lake. And I am loving the luxury of walking out the back door and cutting bouquets of roses anytime I want. And oh! There's a gorgeous peach tree in our backyard!!
* community-of kindred spirits, artists, writers, sculptors, bloggers...wise and craft mammas, nature-lovers, quilters...Amazing, wonderfully fire-hearted women everywhere! Just loving it!
*poetry...lush and lusty...gorgeous words dripping with life. I am reading lots of poetry to Tara now...Sonia Sanchez, Maya Angelou, Mary Oliver and of course...Dr. Suess!!
what are some of the things that are good for you right now? I would love it if you shared.