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My New Mantra

I've felt restless the past couple of weeks. I can feel change coming, and I am ready for it. I am excited for it. The best part about it, though, is the support I feel from Ty. He's incredibly intuitive, and seems to know what I need before I have a chance to tell him.

Lately, that need has been for a creative outlet. Knowing this, my loving husband bought me a new guitar. It's gorgeous. I almost hugged the UPS delivery man in excitement after he dropped it off. I sat on the floor, my lovely new guitar Esmé cradled in my lap (Earth Child style, of course), and we spent the rest of the afternoon getting to know each other. When Mr. Hercules got home, I had successfully re-learned enough of "Hurt" by Johnny Cash that he could recognize it. It will take a lot of practicing to be able to play well again; my hands aren't used to the strings, or the chord positions anymore. But I am thrilled to be able to start again.

My dear sweet husband also cleaned up Logan's room and put a table in there for my art supplies, so I have somewhere to draw and paint. My easel is in the corner, waiting to be used, and my mugs of pens and pencils and paintbrushes are sitting there patiently, waiting for my muse to return.

Today it has. I read this, and was moved to tears by it. This is my new mantra. This is my next painting. This is my new quest.

    If you are seeking, seek us with joy
    For we live in the kingdom of joy.
    Do not give your heart to anything else
    But to the love of those who are clear joy,
    Do not stray into the neighborhood of despair.
    For there are hopes: they are real, they exist –
    Do not go in the direction of darkness –
    I tell you: suns exist.
    - Jalal-ud-Din Rumi

Suns exist. This is my new duty: to bring out the sun.

6 Responses so far.

  1. You are beautiful! :) We are excited for your changes! :)

  2. Oh, I forgot "You go girl!!"

  3. Yay for sweet husbands who somehow know what we need before we do! What a sweet guy.

    Good luck with your quest :) I could use a little sunshine as well...

  4. Ann says:

    Wow, so uplifted now. Thank you! :)

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