I have heard the saying that The only thing that doesn’t change in Life, is that Life changes. So maybe that is why we enjoy an old toy, a familiar favorite book, or a family heirloom. Perhaps they feel more lasting and unchangeable?
With the changing of the seasons, we are reminded that nothing really stays the same, but is dynamic, changing, and constantly in transition. It seems like summer has barely arrived, but the other day I saw the first colors of change…Autumn’s first colors!
Gradually the days and nights have been cooler here in the mountains, and in a few weeks the fall season will arrive for sure.
Whether we are ready or not, schools have begun, sweaters are taken off the shelves, and tree leaves will turn colors and fall to the earth. We will rake leaves, adjust, make the necessary changes, try to be flexible, and make the needed transition from summer to fall.
How many times do we repeat this cycle during our lifetimes? Not just from one season to the next, but from one time of life to the next? Growing up and leaving home for college? Going from being a couple to having a baby? Or, in our careers going from one job to another type of work? As an artist, working in one technique or style and changing to explore self-expression in a new medium?
So, when Life changes for us, we make the needed adjustments,
try to be flexible, and meet the challenges of each new season
…as we have learned with the coming of Autumn’s first colors.
Life is definitely a journey down a path with seemingly one direction, but with lots of twists and turns!
And occasionally it has forks in the road that require us to make changes and decisions on which direction to choose! Sometimes that is just not easy is it?
At other times, it can actually be fun and just part of a process…Since 2016 began, it has been very busy here in the studio! First, I finished and delivered a large commission. Then it was time to reorganize, straighten-up, and begin new projects….
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So I am continuing to journey down my path…twisting, turning, and making some changes along the way…and enjoying and celebrating life every time possible!