Sometimes it all feels like everything is an uphill battle. Your dreams and goals seem so close yet are still out of reach and say to day you strive yet still fall short. So what is the point? Is this all just meaningless words on a screen that I could write over and recreate then have them ignored?
At a time when we are supposed to be drawing close to our friends and family, we don’t want to think about losing anyone. Today I was reminded of how precious life is and that we must hold on to the ones we love and love them.
Highlights and exaggerations,
What life is and what it’s not,
All the things we work so hard for,
Turn out to be meaningless.
Finally, I made time last night to bust out the Christmas decorations and get my tree set up. There are times when I feel unmotivated, for lack of a better word, to decorate for the holidays. Growing up, I think a lot of people feel this way, but I loved the holiday season. Everything seemed so fresh, new and exciting. I loved being able to feel the chill in the air and the excitement of what I might get on Christmas morning. Now I have grown up, no children yet, and I find that at times I seem to have lost that holiday spirit.
It’s that bright red color,
That shines in the sun,
That reveals all that could,
Be for our future and beyond.
Sometimes we all get stuck! We feel like we are drifting and swaying, lost in a sea of what always is and will be, when we have the ability to change. We can’t change who we are as artists but we can reinvent and allow ourselves to see what we have created and look at it in a different way. Sometimes we need a little life in our art and we need to energize a slow beating heart. How can we find inspiration? Where do we draw our drive and determination from?
A white hue on a glowing page,
The frame has been set,
It’s the starting stage,
Of that something more,
You want to achieve,
Just keep on going,
You can reach your dreams.
What is it you wait for? Are you waiting for the right idea or the right moment, flash of inspiration? What keeps us from moving and acting on the things that we want? Is it fear or lack of caring? I think that in all of it, it’s a little of both. If we go after what we want then we run the risk of failing but if we never try at all then we can say at least we didn’t fail?!