A sweet sunset I spotted on my way home from ceramics this evening. It was an even prettier pink before I could stop to photograph but just as the sun's light faded, the moon rose above the clouds. The sea was as calm as could be and in the distance a sailing boat was gliding under motor up the coast.
It really was a special scene and I feel so lucky at times like these. When they happen, I try to stop and soak in the beauty, the peace and tranquility, savouring it, storing it, deep into my bones. For I know later, this gratitude will be there, ready when I need it.
With all the recent troubles in the world, I hope this brings a moment of bliss. By all means, share this post and your moments of peace, of beauty, of deep gratitude with me, with your friends, with the world, for I do believe that some of us need to be shown.
Not all of us grew up in quiet, comfortable, fun loving homes with childhoods free to roam. Recently I've had some nightmares, health scares, finding myself in scary places, even sharks nibbling at my toes! Yes, like Pi in his little boat, Lol Yikes! No seriously, I woke up so pleased it was a dream, but for so many, these fears and worse are everyday real.
It takes courage to call yourself an artist, to put your unrequested work out there into the world, to spend time outside the mob and all that's going on, but art can change lives, attitudes, directions and dreams. It can heal the real, the memories and fears that plague us, the patterns of behaviour that make us repeat it all over again.
Each of us, no matter how creative we are, can do one thing each day. Sing a song, write a love letter, light a candle, meditate, be aware. Notice one small thing in your day and celebrate it.
Please do this and then, please share, because in doing so you/we ...
"become the change you want to see in the world!"
Many thanks as always for stopping by and visiting. I hope this post finds you happy and well.