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something familiar. [d.r. thursday]

 

NapMorsel

 

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NAP ON THE BEACH, 25″ x 55.5 “

we packed it.  this painting.  i will need things that are familiar around me and this is one of those things.  familiar paintings, peace signs taken off the wall from home, comfort-comforters and quilts, the dog and the cat and their paraphernalia, favorite kitchen items, and so much more; all will keep me surrounded by the familiar in the unfamiliar.

we are going on an adventure and i will need the touches of home…to keep me centered, grounded, feeling forward movement.

this painting now hangs in that living room, its horizon gazing out on a horizon also of water, of expanse.  its solace echoing the solace we will bring for each other, two together in a strange land.

NAP ON THE BEACH will hold court over that living room, that different home, and remind us that this new adventure is indeed together – absolutely, positively together and we need not worry or fear.  in the familiar there is comfort.

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prayer of opposites. [d.r. thursday]

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the first time i joined hands with david and prayed, i cried.  truth be told, we both cried.  it was a powerful moment…one i will never forget.  there is something deeply grounding about prayer with another person.  it is forging, like iron in a hot smelter, clay in a  kiln…seeking the solid base, making something stronger.

this painting, prayer of opposites, reminds me of that gift – the exchange, the sharing of peace and words of comfort, words of gratitude, beseeching words – with another.  the passing of that spiritual energy one to another.

were we to pray with opposites, would we not ultimately be drawn closer?

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two artists tuesday

just shrug copy 2two people get credit for this “just shrug”:  20 (aka john) and justine.  it was in the “old days” when i was at the graphic design studio what felt like all the time when i learned this mantra.

20 designed the first ten or so of my album jackets (and traycards, if you want to get specific.)  i would spend time with him and justine (the person who made things happen at the office) idea-brainstorming or watching layout.  i can’t tell you how many times deadlines would rapidly approach or the print shop would goof on a run or the computer would glitch or….  i would inwardly be freaking out (and maybe outwardly), but 20 and just would be even and relaxed (at least on the outside.)   one or the other would look at me and say, “just shrug.”  after about a zillion times, it stuck.

shrugging off the stuff that stresses us out is not a science.  it’s most definitely an art form – approached and accomplished differently by each person who attempts it.  everyone chooses different crayons out of the box, everyone paints with different size brushes, everyone chooses a different key on the piano, everyone sings a different song, everyone relaxes a different way, everyone re-centers differently.   but people are able -and if they weren’t, we would all be a paralyzed-with-stress community of people- to slough it off, to let it roll off their shoulders, to move on, to shrug.

i once heard an interview with a woman who was about 95.  she was happy, happy, happy and spoke of her life.  the interviewer asked her, “to what do you attribute your happiness, your ease in the world?”  she answered, “i don’t take anything personally.”

ahhh. she just shrugged.

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