Saturday, June 11, 2011

nascent

mary jane dodd

january 1, 2010 - that was my word of the year... it has taken almost 18 months of gestation... but i am in the birthing canal - it is dark and scary... but at the end is light and life... i know this as surely as the seasons change, the tides ebb and flow... 

chapters end, doors open... doors close, new chapters are written... 

and in this transition, there has been no time to work - to do what feeds me... what if the muse decides she likes the vacation and never returns? but she will... when i am open and breathing new life - the space will envelope her as it never has before... 

for now, while i work at the other aspects of moving, i carefully set up my future work place... 

slowly it evolves... my dearly adored tools awaiting me patiently... offering me hope and a promise of something wonderful... 

the shelves filling... 

when i tire of working in other rooms, i just come downstairs to look... in that transitional place, of living in one place and moving into another... the transference of leaving one life behind and moving into another... there is a palpable tension in this moment... but it is just for now... 

childhood memories abound here - and i hope i get a chance to do the artspark justice this month... 

'your life shrinks or expands in direct proportion to your courage.'

one step at a time and lots of deep breaths can take you far... 

7 comments:

MaCarroll Beads said...

Maire.... so much of what you share is so helpful to so many others who can spend some time thinking about the meaning of your words.... I know that you reach so many people that you are not even aware of. Thank-you for sharing so many parts of yourself. Once settled, you will definitely find your way back to doing what you love to do :O) Hugs......

Judy said...

Transition is not always easy and you have not made this decision lightly. Most times change is so rewarding, it may take awhile to realize but you will see. Thinking of you.....

Kelli said...

Maire, I don't think you ever ever ever need to worry about your muse leaving you. I can see her in this post. She is you. She lives in you, embraces you, and waits patiently for you to create again. She is building momentum and will explode with ideas when you are ready. Hugs and prayers for you lovely lady!
Kelli

Patty said...

The next chapter is going to be wonderful, and your courage is admirable. Your life will be full and beautiful. ((Hugs to you)).

Carol said...

Oh, you silly girl!
Your muse has not left. She is not sleeping, or even visiting elsewhere. SHE is the one that gave you that shove. She is the one that patted your back when you decided. She's working in unison with your Grandpa.
You know it, don't you.
Much Love. Big Smiles
xx, Carol

stregata said...

Well, then I think your life is expanding to great dimensions just now. Love the prayer flags...

D'Arsie Manzella said...

I have a bracelet with that quote. It is an inspiration to me to push forward on my intuitive path and to stand up again and again. Thank you for your courage as it lifts you up as an example of strength for many.

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