The title of this painting is, ‘How Glad I Am To Be Here To-day’. It’s the song being sung by the notes on the lines. It came to me as I was painting over my stripey base (my rainbow unique self, I affectionately call it), and I found myself adding circles to the stripes, creating a little ditty – how glad I am to be here to-day.
This quietly puts me in a state of awe. That I could write it, and feel it. Not loudly, but quietly. It’s a voice/song that has been growing within me – I’ve known it was there but couldn’t feel it, viscerally. Being glad to be alive was a thought, not an embodiment.
As I’ve learnt recently, I have found the wild, passionate energy of being a human difficult to embody! My natural tendency is to clamp down – that’s too much, pipe down. And I’ve done it so effectively. I couldn’t hear my own voice, and turned to others for help. The truth is, I needed help. I was frozen – but how to defrost?! That’s another story….
I’ve had to own my inner fire – to be chilled about life. Ironic, isn’t it?
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