Tuesday, April 26, 2011


It, an idea, starts out like an old bathroom sink. Everything is functioning, your mind says, but it is ugly, it is depressing, it needs oomph! Your mind grabs that thought as a sign of hope!

Yes, you ruminate, I could replace the sink and the counter for a few dollars.
If I left all other things in place, and get a new free standing sink, I could afford to paint and put some sparkle in this place.


Ah, how one little change, one little improvement  has caused people to redo the entire house!
And get divorced!
And tie themselves down to the same job for another thirty years!

We crave change.
We taste new seasons before they arrive.
We dream in technicolor.
We paint in hopeful strokes.

Creativity helps us see beyond now.
And that feeds us through the night.


  1. I have often painted in hopeful strokes

    Sometimes that counted!

  2. Eva, Amy, thanks for the visit.

  3. Vigorously nodding my head in agreement!
    It is better to create than to be learned, creating is the true essence of life.

  4. how right you are
    and how necessary.
    how utterly necessary.
    but is there a danger too
    always moving to the next moment?
    then do we forget this one?


    (be patient with me. i'm coming for the end of that story. i'm just back to work and have been sick. but this coming weekend i've a few days:)

  5. Erin,
    I'm just glad to know you are around and sharing.