The Art of Looking Ahead
Last year I made the switch from a PC to a Mac and I will admit that it was a difficult choice to make but it has been even more difficult to embrace since I made the decision. I thought that when I switch to my new computer I would organize my files and all would be right with the world (at least my digital one). Unfortunately, to this day, I still have not gotten all my files saved to my new computer or at the very least, somewhere that I can find them. Why am I telling you this? Many years ago I was involved in a circle journal project. It was a visual journal that was passed around to various people around the world and everyone contributed a page or two to it. For one journal I created a journal page that included several quotes about moving forward such as “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. I wanted to include an image of that page in this post because it related to my most recent painting and the quote that inspired it. The universe (or rather my long standing love/hate relationship with computers) has decided that sharing that image is not meant to be. So in the spirit of the quote that inspired my painting…
“Never look backwards or you’ll fall down the stairs.” — Rudolf Nureyev
I will move forward and share my newest contribution to this year’s CSA program, “Stairway to the Future”.
The concept of accepting “what is” has always been a huge part of my Zentangle classes so the quote by Rudolf Nureyev echoes through me every time I teach or enjoy the art of Zentangle. Those words also describe the stage my family is currently at, as my oldest son turns eighteen next week and we are in the throes of college applications and planning for the future.