OMG! There is paint and then there is p’aint.
When you purchase a can of paint, pre-mixed from the local hardware store you are beyond committed! Accompanying the can are an unusually large brush, stirring stick, some product called spackling , an instrument with which to apply that, large heavy “cups” to pour your p’aint into and a’lass but necessary a huge folding ladder, along with plastic for body and space defense.
The moment you leave the hardware store, you are committed! I did this two weeks ago to paint a portion of my kitchen and I have been rowing against the current ever since!
Okay, the p’aint is on the walls. I am stunned, exhausted and completely disoriented!
Guess what?! My next project is to convert an upstairs room into an art studio…if I have to apply p’aint to create a space for painting, OMG!!!
Paint ‘Taint just Paint!
Beyond the “Herd” is where writers, artists and musicians generally live.
Those of you who dwell in that world will get my drift and understand the image of “A Hole to another Universe” completely.
It is when I enter that comfortable, scary, amazingly inspirational black hole that my imagination pops and sizzles.
My family and those who know me best cringe with misunderstanding as I enter.
Mistrust and fear of the “Hole” comes from a normal state of being that keeps the world within their controlled safety.
As for myself, give me Whole disquitness of the Hole’s wonder.
Photo credit Bilk Serface Graphics
I dreamt of a broken egg and as the image filled my subconscious a voice called out a question:
”Which comes first? The poem or the Poet?”
Like the eye which sees everything in front of it and never sees itself, faith is occupied with the Object upon which it rests and pays no attention to itself at all. While we are looking at God, we do not see ourselves — blessed riddance. The man who has struggled to purify himself and has had nothing but repeated failures will experience real relief when he stops tinkering with his soul and looks away to the perfect One. … A. W. Tozer
Girls just want to have fun!
Oh my golly gee!
Fun and Friends and girls who just want to have fun with always be the same.