Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Life is a wonderful collage these days
Traveling, planning and arranging the "next" trips, reading, working in the yard, walking, jaunts to the gym, yoga, blogging, movie watching, volunteering, entertaining, dinner with friends, dinner with just the two of us, loving the beautiful July and August weather in the 80's, cooking outdoors, fresh fish and chicken, corn, peaches, blueberries, watermelon - the lazy days of summer in this early retirement life are wonderful blessings that I immensely treasure.
An additional treasure I've finally found for myself after imagining it for so many years is the drawing, painting, cutting, glueing - the art of collage. So comparable to early retirement in the fact that as I begin a new piece, although I've thought it over in my mind for a while, I never quite know what will truly materialize. The beauty in both daily living and daily collaging seems to be relaxing into them while learning to lean into the challenge and enjoy whatever my hands and heart and mind come together to create or to weather.
Yes, life and art are comparable collages. All of our lives, so busy, so full......I'm trying to savor each day filled with the joy of living! May you do the same.
collage - SS - Apple Joy