More Wisdom From Pumpernickel & Croissant

I just caught myself kicking ME again.  “I haven’t gotten one creative thought on paper or one beautiful shot on film today!  What am I doing???”  I hear myself scream at ME.

Then I stop and listen to the advice I just gave someone who is incredibly, painfully dear to me.  If you must go back and review the day/month/year/life, examine what you perceive as a time-sink and cast the light of creativity on it.  I selfishly spent two hours at the barn working with Night and riding with a new boarder.  She is fun and interesting – the boarder, and Night finally did tune in to me and our movements were fluid as a mountain stream.

I took my favorite Grandpa Bob to Peterborough for lunch and errands.  He is peaceful and though sometimes he feels confused – it never panics him.  “Well!  I just do what I’m told and life is good.”

I reached out and touched and was touched by little scraps of people’s lives and felt calm and contented.

As for the writing and photography, I need time in the world of the senses,  to see the shot or write the words.

Every time I stop and forgive myself for some imagined injustice imposed upon my list of goals, it gets easier to do the next time.  And remarkably, the list does get done.

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