I finished the painting I had talked about in my last post. It feels very magical to me and I have noticed a lightness and a feeling of empowerment re sorting through things since completing it. The painting came out pretty much as I imagined it and it depicts me sifting through gold (representing physical stuff), keeping some and releasing more which turn into stars in a night sky. The figure (me) is silver, clad in silver but also with silver skin, and releases emotional and mental stuff which sheds like scales to fatten the moon. If I have to explain so much, perhaps the painting doesn't work. But it works for me. I completely understand it. In the end, that's all that matters. The theme is 'Keep & Release'. Positive words. And somewhat fitting for today.
Dane, my son, had his interview for his green card today and was accepted! Needless to say, he and Jonathan were thrilled. This has been a long journey and a long time apart for them both. I'm so pleased for them. This is the way things should be with them together. Of course I'll miss Dane, miss having him so close even though his job has pushed him away some with all its travel, but this is a good time for me to practice releasing while keeping all the lovely memories of having him in town for this past year.
I also released something into the world today which was hugely rewarding. I make prisms as a fundraiser for Kitty Kare (might have mentioned this in an earlier post) as a comfort for people who have lost pets. I read a facebook post a month or so ago about a local store owner who had lost 4 dogs in the span of 15 months and my heart went out to her. So I made her (and 'bought') a prism. I took it to her store, The Mystic Garden, today and left it with the lady behind the counter. Apparently it was her cousin. I got the most beautiful response from the owner on the store's facebook page (look it up on facebook if you get chance, she has a picture of it there. I couldn't seem to copy the picture. A local lighting store, Kuhl's Lighting, donated this particular prism):
To Sue who gifted me this beautiful prism due to the loss of all of my dogs. I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart. What an absolutely beautiful and kind gesture. You made me tear up. I miss them more than I can even say. Thank you so very much. <3 Please message me here if you can as I am wondering if you could sell me some for the shop. They are beautiful. :) PS I wish I were here so thank you in person. I was the one who asked you if you had been here long this morning.
It's late (11pm) as finish this up but I feel motivated to do a little clearing before bed. What will you keep and release today? Sometimes it's not what you expect.
Welcome! I'm Sue Blott: a writer of all things, a poet at heart, mom, wife, daughter, step-mom, grandma, tea drinker, tai chi-er, mystic, artist, dreamer...and now a blogger! This is my world.