A random page # 12

Happy Sunday to you! Yesterday was the first Saturday of the month, and as usual, I joined an online art journaling party on Instagram: #septgluebookparty19.

Journaling and art journal (visual journal, creative journal) are part of my being. I write morning pages almost every day and during the weekends, I also express my feelings using collage, acrylic and watercolour.

Here is my take on the prompts. They were all related to Autumn!

#1 – Autumn colours

Autumn is a season for coziness. To both, stay at home with a cuppa in the hands or outdoors enjoying the beautifulness of the season. My colours for the season are the outdoors colours: sunrise, sunset, and colourful leaves. Earthly colours for my outfit and shawls, like brown, grey, and dark green.

# 2 – A quote: “A fallen feaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye” – unknown

For sure, Autumn is a season of letting go! You do know that I love trees, I’m always hugging them and I’m never tired of learning from them.

I’m always impressed by their stillness, strength and now, during this season the lesson of letting go! It’s time to let go of their leaves, they don’t need them anymore for photosynthesis, no much sunshine, but they need to keep all the focus on the roots to get energy from the earth and survive the harsh winter.

We need to do the same, focus our energy on what is necessary to keep us strong and happy. We need to let go of what doesn’t add up to make us a better and healthy being.

# 3 – Picnic

Well, a picnic! When my kids were little, the picnic was simple. I only need to grab a towel, take some fruits in a basket and cross the street to go to a park in front of my home. It was a blessing, the kids playing in the playground and I’m laying down and reading.

Now the meaning of a picnic is other. The park close by isn’t enough, we need to plan a trip to someplace far away, this place needs to have lots of trails, I need to take lots of food, and the towel has been replaced for a large blanket to fit all of us. Still is a blessing to be cozy up with my family in the middle of nowhere!

Hope you enjoyed my way of expression and please let me know if you like to joy this party next month.

Hugs,

E.

Nurt Thurs – Becoming

For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.

If you don’t get out there and define yourself, you’ll be quickly and inaccurately defined by others.

Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.

Michelle Obama

Here are only three passages of this lovely book, so many to choose from.

It’s an easy reading, and what impressed me is the simplicity of it. Her words feel like she is having a cup of tea in my kitchen telling me her stories.

I was thought if I could choose authors to have a dinner with, I’d pick Virginia Woolf and Emily Dickinson, two strong women, each one fighting their own battles, one in the 1800s, another in the 1900s. Now for sure, I’m adding Michelle Obama to the list to represent the 2000s. It would be a wonderful dinner.

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nurt thurs – me gift

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent

of what nature has revealed to us.

Albert Einstein

my first sight, from the window of a plane, when we moved here was this river. i knew that my home had to be close by it, i didn’t want to go anywhere far from this blue water.

yesterday i took the day off, first day of spring and i decided i am worth of this ‘me gift’ to enjoy nature. I had a long walk by the river, stopping on its small beaches along the way. it was so refreshing and healing. in each corner i could see the earth transforming, getting ready for the warm days ahead.

hope you had a wonderful day, and don’t forget to give yourself a ‘me gift’!

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balance

happy first day of spring! it’s a good day to reflect on what matters, what we should keep up with, and what we should let go.

my friend Gina, singledust, is hosting a poetry challenge this week at dVerse, i couldn’t resist the topic, so i’m joining in!

“I am hosting Poetics this week contemplating the Tanpura Principle in writing. Do you have a poetic hum in the background of your life that inspires your writing? How does your non-creative life affect your writing process? Tell us in a poem this week at dverse!

balance

not sure how I got here
influenced by others
of course
the vanity of having a Ph.D. degree
to understand the nature of beings
to find the cure
meetings and people
competitions and deadlines
hiding my feelings and not showing
weakness
perfection in each moment
Stop, breath and listen
looking for freedom
I isolate myself
solitude and silence
writing outside the lines
messing up
letting my feelings explode
between colours and paper clips
to find a balance
to breathe my true-self
next day I’ll be ready
a smile on my face
a word of encouragement
a surprise of a new result
observing the miracle
inside a cell
keeping my words and feelings
for later on
when they will lay down
on a piece of paper