Somehow I turned 60 last year without ever experiencing my 50’s. I was so focused on surviving a rare blood disorder, launching sons, paying the mortgage, and just generally keeping my nose above the water line that a decade screamed by.
So I’m asking me, and all of you, who do I want to be at 80 and how do I get there? Consciously? Intentionally? Joyfully?
Let’s figure it out together
Everyone has something in their life that they realize they missed out on.
No matter the wonder and beauty in life , all of us know that there was something that either slipped away or was never even a possibility.
On quiet evenings we take those regrets out, sigh, and then remember all the goodness that surrounds us. After an moment of introspection we tuck those thoughts away until next time
And smile a wistful smile
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And then one day you realize that life is just a tiny bit easier. Some of the heavy slogging is behind you, some of the self doubt and second guessing is over, and suddenly the sun is shining a wee bit brighter.
It’s been a tough couple of months but maybe summer is ready to enter my heart ❤️
#shineyourlight #beyourself❤️ #speakyourwords #tellyourstory #mouse #miceofinstagram #dandelions #greatquote #dailysketch #dailypractice #leatherbound #sketchbook #sketch_daily
There are friends around me who are despairing of the current situation.
This helps no one.
The only way we can make needed changes is for everyone to pull together, full strength, to overcome the evil being done.
Because, to steal a line from the other side, all lives matter. Black, brown, beige, immigrant, children, elderly matter just as much as middle age white men.
It’s time to put the power with the masses, not the money.
#shineyourlight #speakyourwords #hope #hopes #hopematters #cuteanimals #animalsketch #desmondtutu #greatquote
Tell your story , out loud!
Too many people hide behind a smile, or a polite hello. They never let anyone see behind the mask.
How will they ever find their tribe? How will anyone know how great they are?
Be who you are, even if you’re a bit goofy.
But if you’re mean, go right ahead and keep that hidden. There’s enough of that in the world already thanks
It’s been a long time since I posted here. Not because of laziness, but because this blog never felt genuine to me.
I’ve been hiding behind platitudes and cute sketches, over the next few weeks this blog will re-emerge as a more truthful statement
It would be interesting to discover how many children who waited in vain for a hero to come and save them became heroes themselves.
I bet a whole lot of children who were neglected, abused or assaulted decided to create a better world for someone else.
Decided to right the wrongs done to them by stepping in to make sure history didn’t repeat.
Rewrites the story for someone else.
There’s comfort in that for me
If you are indignant about people kneeling is silent protest but not about the inequalities in this country, ask yourself why.
As a kid I remember being taunted with “dirty Jew” and other phrases. But I have a choice, I’m white, no one needs to know I’m a minority. Though to be honest, I “look like a Jew” with kinky hair and olive skin. People with skin other than beige have no choice. We shouldn’t have to try and hide our heritage.
Everyone pontificating about the sanctity of the national anthem should stop for a moment and think about worrying about your child every time they left the house just because they are a minority.
Just think about it,
And then get off your soap box so you can help fix this damned mess
Remember who you create art for.
Remember why you create it.
Remember your voice.
And then use it for good.
leave the hate for others to wallow in
This is so much truer than I ever thought.
Life can change in the blink of an eye.
Or just choosing to change the lens you view the world through.
Today, I’m choosing a farm ripened organic strawberry len
They call it summer love