It’s about four A.M. and I just can’t manage to fall asleep. So I thought I would make myself a cup of tea before I rushed in the garage, to start working on my next painting.
Yes, moments like this, with nostalgia encroaching my soul,I find my refuge in my artwork. For as soon as I start painting, it feels as if I’m diving myself into a soothing enchanting bath.
Of course, my cup of chamomile tea often helps. However, as soon as grab a hold of my canvas and my brushes I can feel the atmosphere changing; electrifying by the spirit of creativity. This thought comes to mind “Anything is possible”.
“Oh dear friend, where have you been?” I’ll say.
“Are you talking to me you lazy brat – Do you know how long we’ve been trying to get your attention to finish this work you’ve started?”
“Ok, ok! Let see” I replied. Perhaps we can finish up this stubborn donkey” . Coincidentally, it was a previous painting which I had started a while back. A picture of a donkey refusing to make one more step.
Yes, that poor donkey was so overwhelmed, he was fed up. As he started gravitating toward the back, he decided he wouldn’t make one more step.
“Mm!” I thought. How often do we find ourselves crossing that same intersection? When we are standing still and overwhelmed with all the drama of life; dragging our soul and body behind us, we feel as if we were carrying the weight of two Rocky Mountains upon our shoulders; we’re at the point of giving up.
So I said, “Ok donkey! I feel your pain, but I’m certainly not you. In fact, here! Carry some of my loads for me, because I refuse to end up like you.”
So, I finished up my cup of tea, and my two paintings, then I went right back to sleep. And the following morning when I woke up, I was content to see the work of my hands. Yes, i was well pleased. Then I reasoned,
“A new day, new challenges, but hell! I refuse to be like that donkey!!!
So life goes on!
(Yes, I thought I would give you a closer look of the chubby woman doing the “Banda dance.”)
Yeah! Much better, don’t you think?
Beautiful scenery, a couple in love, cultural dance, Hooray!
Entitled “Our Inheritance.”