May I have the courage Today
to live the life that I would love,
to postpone my dream no longer
but do at last what I came here for
and waste my heart on fear no more.----John O' Donohue
Today is a beautiful, "seize the day" time of year! I pray to be able to decide what ARE my "half-loves". Those things which I like, but perhaps are things which distract me from doing something with my whole heart! [I am indebted to my friend Macrina for this quote from Rumi, which was included on her e-mail!]
I realize, that to be an artist, I must spend the time painting, creating today...because this IS my life....(thank-you, Annie Dillard and Thoreau).
And thanks to the late John O'Donohue for the poem about postponing dreams no longer!
[Finally, thanks to Martha Stewart for the image of the woman in the open door!]
My good news- since listing more paintings on Etsy this week, I have had sales. And one painting now seems to be destined to be on a book's cover. Truly, neglecting dreams is not an option!