I’m guessing you know the old saying, Put your money where your mouth is!
Well, today is one of those days for me. Actually, it’s been one of those weeks.
I’m really glad I know the wise old man at the top of the mountain because it’s been a week full of trip after trip up the mountain where there’s tea and a whole lot of we don’t know whether this is good news or bad news.
We had our online Graduation party from Intentional Creativity’s Color of Woman training which was lots of fun. And sad.
Not only for endings, which are often bittersweet, but because one of our sisters lost her house in the California wildfires.
She and her family are safe. What she owns, in this moment, is the contents of the suitcase she took with her on the in-person graduation adventure.
The print of one of my paintings, which I had ordered as kind of a test, arrived yesterday. It’s great. So much better than my previous print experience! Legend has a mini-me! Whole new possibilities are opening. (Stay tuned!)
My classmate lost all of her paintings in the fire, which tears at my heart.
I’m delighted to have three friends coming to paint with me this week.
And I’m working on a painting for a dear and gifted friend who is leaving Tuesday to move away. Some of the dots in that one are tears.
My Initiate Book arrived yesterday. I’m thrilled, even with the couple of things I’ll change as soon as I recover from the first edition!
Bill went helpfully off to a parking lot today to pick up dog food which, for reasons that still aren’t quite clear, won’t appear until Thursday. PLEASE don’t mention this to the beasties who get anxious when the groceries get low.
I feel totally blessed to be looking forward to Thanksgiving with our kids and — just between us — wishing I wasn’t going to be home alone this week doing all the getting ready things.
All of which is to say that there’s hard stuff even in the midst of all the joyous stuff and, because we are connectional beings, often Kleenex is involved.
I contemplated hatching up some cheerful, funny, poetic sort of story to tell you today but that’s not how we change things for the better.
We change things for the better by being real and standing together. I’m really glad you’re here!!!