Oh, today was a good one, involving:
*lucky things like a long walk in which a penny was found on heads and a red bird was wished upon. "See a red bird. Make a wish and quick, blow a kiss and touch something blue before it flies away. Your wish will come true."
*the last slice of banana bread baked by a sweet friend.
*the sanding of an old cabinet door and some discarded small rectangles of wood in preparation for a painting marathon. hopefully. it's been a while since i had anything to share but the pull is there. with olivia in school now i have been sketching girls with roots and wings and mothers learning to let go. since returning from the Outer Banks I have been drawing women in houses by the sand.
*precious time spent with family
*precious time spent alone
*research on work-in-progress
*800 words written on work-in-progess
*and this quote by Father Albert D'Souza:
"For a long time it has seemed to me that life was about to begin; Real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life."