November 16, 2010
taking charge (16/30)
matisse said that "creativity takes courage". now i don't know if that is completely true or not, but i think creativity takes commitment and a good amount of time and energy (C=t+e2 perhaps?) without those elements my creativity seems to flounder. lately i haven't had much time or energy and as a result, my creativity muse seems to have taken a hike. i know that i never felt like a better photographer than when i was without a job...it seems that different talents ebb and flow as they are needed...or is that channeled.
this year my sister and i have declared that we are taking back thanksgiving. in the past three years we've been going to the country club as it was easier than coping with missing family members, but it's time now to rebuild those memories for the generations to follow. i find myself excited about going shopping this weekend and thinking of making dressing while i watch the parade thursday morning. it brings happy smiles to my day.
today's gratitude - having the memories to share with my nieces and nephews and making the new memories for them to carry forward. though i may not be with them forever, they will carry my memory forward, just as they do with their grandparents and loved ones.
today on my i-pod - lay lady lay (bob dylan), i'm like a bird (nellie furtado), feels like home (chantal k....i never can spell her name right), days like this (van morrison)