It’s been one of those weeks.
You know… like when you get new glasses and eventually you’ll be able to see better but, for a bit, your feet can’t quite figure out where the floor is and your neck hurts from trying to figure out which part of the lens to look through…
Sometimes, though, when the news – and a new/old book or two – are the new “lenses”, there might just be the tiniest sense of how did I not know this before lurking in the shadows.
Or, maybe, a really huge sense of all that.
This is not a bad thing, though it can lead to some WTF-ing.
For this moment, Charlotte, the resident Muse, has convinced me that there might be another way to tell the story. We’re going to try it her way.
Let’s begin with a favorite quote attributed to German theologian, Karl Barth…
We do theology with a Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other.
Or, to modernize things a bit, something more like some very abbreviated writing on our hearts and CNN!
There is, though (as there so often is) yet another hand!
In this case, the Legend paint journey just beginning with brush wielding sisters from around the world.
And, no, that’s not Legend in the photo above. It’s the one formerly known as Ritual which has insisted on becoming the backdrop for my video work, as is and far from officially “finished”!
Legend is, in my case, a dream along with some very scribbly journal pages and a blank canvas which, together, are changing me already.
Here’s the thing…
The whole point of the legendary adventure is to explore the possibility of allowing old stories that aren’t working to become new with the help of some new perspectives. Making, as it were, new stories of old.
And turning, as Paul Tillich might have said, while he was reading the same newspapers Barth was, to the Ground of All Being.
Which is exactly what’s been happening in my head!
And I’m choosing, at least for today, to skip the (highly appropriate) ranting as it will probably only make my blood pressure go up in a way that my healing tribe would not like, and scare the Studio Angels.
Which, right there, is another bit of newness.
And here’s still another… with the energy I didn’t use turning all red in the face and swearing at people past hearing, I did a bit of shopkeeping last night. The special collection in my Shopify store which features the art of the very talented Gloria Venuh is now open! And, in celebration, the rest of the gang got together and voted to have a special automatic discount offer. A big one… for the whole shop!
I’m hoping, with the time and energy you’ve saved by not listening to my proposed rant, you’ll stop by to visit. To dream a bit and listen to some new voices. And feel free to invite your friends! THIS IS THE LINK!!!
ps… just in case you’re curious, the special discount offer is 25% off on purchases over $100! The elves are standing by to make it so. All you have to do is put things in your cart! (Nobody would hold it against you if you started holiday shopping early!)
pps… the painting above has been re-christened Holding Ritual Space which is, clearly, exactly what she had in mind!