Monday, January 13, 2014

Day 13

Recipe for Happiness is not a to-do list.... 

Great activity from Lisa to remind me to look around--notice what is presently joyful for me instead of looking back too hard & too long...

The journal entries got a little too intense for public consumption today but I can share this bit with you. 

...and a few of the other things from my happy list...
At the Construction Site
The Studio Dog
Long ago I heard of a place whose boundaries could protect but not
confine the endless information welling in
my mind.
Unspoken questions and unheard of answers battle for dominance over 
my changing voice.
Through chaos and chilling passageways, I search the brick and mortar.
My stifled thoughts reverberate against the brittle steel that lines the walls.
Rumor has it that there is a secret door to the room that can 
house my hope
and acknowledge my turmoil.
The echo tells me that I have the key.
The lonely lint curled inside my pocket confronts the echo for a liar. 
Do I search for the key or the door?
I turn the corner, light streaming through the window before me informs 
me that presently I am the master of both.
Heart on my sleeve, 
enveloped in the fresh Crayola scent of possibility, opportunity, 
and the familiar unknown
I enter a solid room of vanishing walls and frozen time.
A shifting wood grain whispers in my ear,
"Creativity, Imagination, and Optimism welcome all those who enter here.
Upon departure you shall
know all that you have brought with you.
For best results: 
Check your ego at the door. 
Welcome to the Art Room"
~Sheila L. Kalkbrenner

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