The river of life is the journey that we take from birth to death, forever evolving, forever meandering with seasons and droughts. At birth we are put on the path with no road map or guides, we are told no warnings of what to expect or of the dangers that lie in wait for us. As we travel along that river of life we will … Continue reading The river of life
There is another DNA secquence that isn’t as obvious as the one discovered by the scientists. The one that I talk of is the undercurrent, unspoken, often unthought of, more mysterious one. Our DNA is fixed, we all have a unique set that may be similar to others but not exactly the same unless by chance we are a pure bred identical twin and even … Continue reading Balance and the Threads of Life
It has been over a year now since I last picked up a paintbrush, an ink jotter or pencil, wire cutters or wood carving tools. My only form of creativity this past year has been photography and the manipulation of the ones I take into something surreal and what I wish to paint. I have painted with my eyes the landscapes that lie before me, … Continue reading Craving your Passions
A confused 12 years old not quite feeling right within the body I found myself looking through old eyes at the passing squatter camps. I looked upon the shanty towns, tin shacks, the smell of the morning fires tickling my nose and the flames going up into the dawn air. As I watched it pass sitting in the car on the hour long journey to … Continue reading If we hold on together
The noose of those in our lives that strangle the very life force from both your soul and your bones. In life you get the drainers or if you will chokers, they are the ones that want to control you, break your spirit down until it is mere shards lying scattered upon the ground. They take pleasure tightening the noose around your neck, inch by … Continue reading Trading the noose for high heels
Cordieb mentioned on one of her comments on her post “Spirituality Art Sunday – The Walk from Smoke into Darkness” that I took a walk into the unknown, that I seem fearless. The fact that she thought this blew me away, honestly. For me it is nothing like that but more a life of trial and error. I have made more mistakes in this life … Continue reading Life is trial and error, living without regret
Yesterday while out walking I caught a glimpse of my newly tanned legs sporting shorts that I haven’t fitted in to for years and was so chuffed with myself! I can’t tell you how exciting it was the fact that the mere sight of my bare skin didn’t cause my eyes to get glare cramp. Yip, you know the one where you look at something … Continue reading Self tanning for life
Do you remember as kids we were always staring into shiny surfaces, mirrors, water puddles and looking at our reflections and absorbing what we looked like. I remember staring at each part of me in wonder, fascinated at the fact that this was who I was, this was me, Audrey. I didn’t think anything special about the image staring back at me other than the … Continue reading Falling in Love with my Reflection
Some days I just want to press Fast Forward never mind pressing Pause! Pause? What’s that? Come on, you have to be kidding! Pause? Bugger that sorry mate, catch a wake up and grab a stronger coffee because your current flava isn’t cutting it! Pause? Ok a few times I have sat back and searched high and low for the rewind button but generally that … Continue reading Knowing when to press Pause
Ever walked into a room and there up on the wall sits a photo or painting that is skew. Does it drive you nuts or do you not care?
Don’t know about you but it drives me insane. Perhaps this is just the Virgo in me coming out but I feel forced to correct it with haste. That said I can’t always reach it without finding a ladder first, sometimes they are just too high up for my tallness.
Now lets say you didn’t correct it, you are aware of it and you have a whole bunch of friends over. The whole time everyone is laughing and having fun you are slightly unsettled. Your mind keeps drifting back to that skew picture up on the wall keeping you from enjoying the moment fully. You laugh but it isn’t fully. You smile but it isn’t fully. There is something else on your mind.
If you had accepted that the painting is skew and had peace with the fact that, no matter what, it will remain like that would you be able to enjoy the party more fully? Would you be able to be fully “in the moment”?