And She was Changed
22 x 28 Acrylic on canvas
I was born a gypsy, Perhaps i got it from my father. As a child we moved every 5 years. Some of my sisters hated it and for some reason I adapted to it pretty easily. Change, transition , new scenery lights my fire. My goal in life is to change. I only want my change to be in a positive way though. I only want to get better. Obviously as we age our physical body may change in ways that we don't perceive as positive. I am more referring to our emotional and spiritual selves. Can we be more loving, more generous, less fearful? Can we embrace our lives as the vehicle through which we can see positive transformation that effects our own selves as well as those of others.
My experiences change me. This painting was done at a recent painting retreat that I went to in Raleigh NC. It was a Jeanne Bessette retreat. Jeanne is an inspiration in every way. She is a teacher and a painter. We all were changed that week .
As we transition through the season can we be more aware of our thoughts and actions? In the stillness of fall, a midst the stupendous beauty of the changing colors and the cooling of the air can we stop. Can we suspend ourselves in time for just a moment . To appreciate the moment that stands before us. As we leave behind the heat and light of the summer and look forward to the cold and darkness of winter can we set our intention to be positive change . Change within ourselves, within our families, within our communities, within our world?
Be the change....