an artist reflects

Clouds over Cape Ann MA

Artists like to ponder and mull over their thoughts, I guess. Using the left side of the brain is a little bit different than the right side where creativity is expressed. So here I am again reflecting. 

Life is a gift. To live each day well. Find the sacred in the ordinary. It is where most of us live if we are not in power positions and or extremely wealthy. Each path is filled with the positive and negative, yin and yang, hills and valleys. Like the boat in the distance in my photo, keep a steady course and eye on the destination point. Ride the waves and enjoy the journey. Know when to find a safe port in the storm. That safe place is always within the self no matter where you are on your journey. You are the one who is in control of your direction.  What will you choose today?

Love and light,

C & Z


an artist reflects


A haiga for you from Cape Ann MA

Time in each day is needed to ‘rest’ and I don’t mean sleep time. Always doing, doing is what our society seems to promote. I got caught in the ‘race’ too and now I am more aware of what my body, mind and spirit needs, gratefully. There is an adage ‘Youth is wasted on the young.’  Perhaps, some early wisdom might help. Yet, it takes time to learn, live and develop knowledge and skills and wisdom.

The haiku above is just one example of how I tune into my soul and listen to the wisdom my ‘higher self’ to tell me what I need at any given moment. I also meditate, do qi qong exercises, go for a regular massage, and simple walking with my Yorkie. I also find humor to be very nurturing and so very good for the soul. To laugh at life, situations, and most importantly, myself. It really is a ‘cosmic chuckle’ sometimes. There is also a rhythm to life. Just when you think ~ that was a great day ~ be prepared for the energy to change and have a not so good day or a plain out miserable day. Change is the one constant in life.We are all a ‘work in progress.’ Nothing is ‘fixed’ until the your body is six feet under and your spirit has moved on to the next life. Where is that? It is anyone’s guess. There are many religions that attempt to explain it and no one religion has a market on how to live and die. It is always your choice .

I spent a good deal of my life trying to be what I thought others wanted me to be. Now, I just don’t care. I am me and if you can not accept me that is fine. I pay my own bills, put bread and butter on my own table and on and on so I try to judge no one ~ especially myself.  Let it be.

Love and light, C.