Sometimes it is a song that comes on the radio, a photograph that catches your eye, a memory. A lyric, a quote, a catch phrase. Something so simple can inspire someone to pick up a pen, a guitar, a camera and create.
I stopped writing for a little while, I stopped taking pictures for a little while too. I let people inside my head who didn’t need to be there and let words have weight when I should have just “set those words down”. As the saying goes, You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are just to damn heavy.
There is no shame from taking a “time-out” as I have come to realize, even from something you love. Especially when the load is “just to damn heavy”. Sometimes you need that time to gain a little perspective, to focus on the now. I am learning that just when you think you have something “figured out” that life can magically (and beautifully) intervene.
This life is just so damn beautiful and we are surrounded by so much love and greatness if we all just take that second to look. I am taking the time now, to look around, to breathe it all in. I am blessed, truly;
Sure there will always be those barriers, those road closed signs. But I am choosing gratitude, love. I am choosing family and friends and good. I am choosing laughter and painting, writing, creating. I am choosing me. I choose to see the glass half full and focus on all that I have instead of all that I have not, because my god, I have a lot. I am surrounded and engulfed in the good and I will embrace it.
I am not a great writer, that’s OK.
I am not a great photographer, that’s OK too.
I can’t sing like Janis Joplin, or dance like Fred Astaire or paint like Da Vinci.
I have a million “Can’t s” but you know what that….is…OK!! I teach my boys everyday that if you can’t sing good, sing LOUD!! If you listen to those voices, you will find them everywhere, so dammit sing LOUDER!!
So I think I am going to start singing again, metaphorically speaking. ha. I am going to pick up those things that I set down for a little while because you know what, they don’t seem so heavy anymore. It’s funny how a little time and distance can do that:)