Artwork by C. Pembroke
GALLERY Reveal the Road
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© C Pembroke 2018
So the garden is in good shape. The tomatoes, cucumber and peppers have doubled in size in two weeks. We have juiced, and we like it. TLC in the garage, homemade dog biscuits, and a vacation are somewhere in the future. Work is challenging, entering my fourth week into a new position. What a medley of activity. Sometimes its difficult to maintain confidence that all will get done, all will be well.
And so, for the art, I would like to share my inspiration with you, the four grounding presences that remind me of my goals and aspirations.
From 0 to 10, I looked to simple, inspiring messages that I could soar to -- the poem "a road less travelled", the songs, "fly like an eagle," and "good morning sunshine." These experiences made me feel known.
From 10 to 20, I was befriended by books like "a wrinkle in time," which painted strange, foreign, sci-fi and fantasy worlds. Anything was possible, and everything had meaning.
From 20 to 30, I found the need for mantra to help incorporate external experience with inner world. I leaned on songs, "the rhythm of the heat" and "lay your hands on me". They were tribal, invigorating, mesmerizing.
From 30 to 40, I looked to self help books. "Writing down the bones" was the perfect mixture of simple and broad reaching, analytical and whatever goes. I wanted control, and these books gave me confidence that we can shape ourselves.
So there you go. I am thankful for Robert Frost, Madeleine L'Engle, Peter Gabriel, and Natalie Goldberg. What would the world be like without their works? It's amazing to me that we are all so wired for particular wonders. So much potential in our world.
Okay, it's 7:04, and time to get it going for the 8-5. Onward! I hope you have a great day and week ahead.
May we find our vision, learn our way, define our path, and meet our purpose.