As difficult as the past weeks were... I could not find it within my heart to give up the ship entirely on Santa and the much anticipated rituals that this blessed season offers us all. I was unable to complete the final project leering at me from my easel. It will get done... but somehow it seemed more appropriate to fulfill the promises I had made to mySelf... and to Allie.
I have decided to keep this post short n' sweet and to celebrate my blessings... both here on earth... and beyond the rainbow. I trust that each of you will understand and know that you too are included among the myriad of blessings that the Universe has brought into my life.
A very dear artist friend and I have reconnected after her decision to not visit her blog site.... citing somewhat similar reasons that included her deep loss and grappling with grief. Like myself, her husband was the crucible of her very purpose on earth and Being. They were childless and filled that space with a deep and abiding kindredship that few earthlings are blessed to discover during our too short existences.
Though my loss surrounds the loss of a kindred spirit... who just happened to be a girl child, those losses equate to a very similar destructive occurrence. We both know that the only way to recovery is to walk the path... on our own terms and to seek out new meaning and purpose. Our departed ones.... expected us to!
So... I continue my painting journey using my art and my words to reach out to people that I care about. And to connect with those I meet along my own camino to support their journey. I would urge my friend to do the same. We shall talk again soon and share what we each can offer to realize the promises we made.
The Universe has presented some very meaningful sources whose art... though different than my own... does unite us in a spirit of common purpose. Let us continue to maintain our "Circle of Creatorship." May it sustain each of us as individuals and as a group.
Happy New Year to ALL my Painting Friends...
And rich blessings of good Health... Happiness and Joy!
In closing out today's post, I offer the words of a very dominant force in my own artistic and personal growth. They leaped off the page and into my heart from a novel that I am currently reading. Strange how the Universe works... when we listen. Thank you in combination...to Louise Penny and Leonard Cohen
"Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There's a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in."
From Anthem - Leonard Cohen
"Beyond wordiness." Simply... "Choose Love."
Laughter soothes the soul. Remember that... when Darkness falls upon you! It permits the Light to enter in!
Forever Young and stored safely within my heart. Never to be forgotten!!
"When we lose someone we love, we must learn not to live without them... But to live with what they left behind."
Thank you Suzanne... you have twice captured the very essence of our dear Allie's innocence... curiosity... immense sense of imagination and her abiding love of Nature and the Arts
A never empty cup...full of Sweet Memories