Winds of Change

She shivers as a cool breeze rides in on the warm dry air.  Clouds gather and the scent of a distant rain is the air. 

Circumstances brought an unexpected storm into her life. Everything is different now.  The field where she and Sugar played no longer excites her. Play has lost its luster.

Clinging to a few remaining constants, she considers the life she knew.  The homestead, her beloved Sugar, the fields where they would play.  It feels different now.

As the clouds blow in she knows this is a season of change.

There Is Always Hope

Sometimes an image comes out of nowhere – not planned or deeply contemplated, it just emerges. That is exactly the case with this one. So much so I couldn’t even put a title to it. It always puzzles me when this happens and I begin searching for its origins – it usually has to do with my own emotions.

This year I have faced a series of difficulties, none of them disastrous, but each setting me back. At times it seems like I am running through darkness, maybe a tunnel or an alley. My legs are tired and it is difficult to make progress, like running through water.

I believe this image is my own artistic encouragement to myself. Though the situation may feel dark with narrow walls, and my feet may feel heavy, make the best of the situation, and play in the water.

You Lift Me Higher

I’ve been thinking about those people in my life that lift me up when I need it most. I recently had a knee replacement, and while it is a common surgery, recovery is painful and lengthy. I needed people in my life that would lift me when I felt down, encourage me when I wanted to give up, and tell me something funny when I cried. This is a tribute to those people.

I have learned something from this. Sometimes I know someone who is down, but I don’t know what to say, so I say nothing. I don’t want to seem intrusive so I avoid. I realize now how important it is to hear a friendly voice, receive a kindly worded note, or just to hear the voice of someone who cares.

You Lift Me Higher, February, 2019