Monday, December 28, 2009
Mindfully Coming Home to Myself
2009 has been an extraordinary year... on so many levels... perhaps even more than I am aware of as I type on this chilly end-of-December grey morning.
Yesterday I created a watercolor art journal cover for January, 2010. I imagine this particular journal will be more goal-sy with some art thrown in, more a mish-mash of work around the goals I set forth for this month, many of which include physical awareness of my body, which fits the Creative Every Day Theme.
Interesting, I was thinking this morning as I prepared to write this - how the Body and the Home - are so often interconnected. Maybe it is subconscious, but I definitely feel them, connected. Like my home is my body, my body is my home, and finding the core of my body is the same as finding my home and being in my home.
(A little existentialism as 2009 comes to its conclusion, eh?)
In case the words on the art aren't clear enough, they say:
Top left corner:
"Whoever you are, some evening take a step out of your house which you know so well."
~ Rainer Rilke
Bottom right, around the burned corner:
"Your eyes find it hard to tear themselves from the sloping threshold"
~ Rainer Rilke
Next to the tree:
"This is the year I am choosing to step, live, question and love differently."
~ Julie Jordan Scott (and)
above the second story windows on the house:
"Love the Question <3 Live the Question <3 Love the Question"
~ Julie Jordan Scott interpretation of Rilke
and the stepping stones to the front door of my childlike, ever present in my little girl art, complete with the smoke from the chimney....
They all bare the years of this decade... leading to the house marked 2010...
Oh, and along the outside of the house are the house numbers I have lived in...
2912 (Alta Vista Dr) 56 (Hawthorne Ave.) 33062 (De Soto Way) 1716-B (Argyle Ave) 229 (S. Kenmore)....