recollections of an artist

Welcome 2013!  This is of course the time when people all over the world are thinking of new resolutions and starting to put into action new routines.  I never took to creating and sticking to one resolution.  Mainly because I have a hard time remembering what it was, but also because I would like to think that I don’t need to wait for another year to start changing.  I recently have seen almost double the amount of people I would normally see jog by my window and noticing the roadways are just a little more packed at 7:30 rather than 8:00.  Friends have begun their countdowns for weight loss.  What am I doing???  Writing here today I realize how often I set a high goal for myself that I think I can maintain forever.  Just writing that down I can already see how that would be impossible.  Sure, for a time, we can all work at 110% (and sometimes have to!), but maintenance at that level would eventually have its consequences. I can tell you I wouldn’t want to ride the donkey that has been going at 110% his whole life up the steepest most narrow hill in the Grand Canyon.

On New Year’s Day I met some of my girlfriends for brunch to start off the year with some of my favorite people.  I sat down ten minutes after I was supposed to be there and upon sitting down, one of these ladies turned to me and said, “We have decided that you are a gerber daisy”.  A what?? After some explanation I relaxed in my chair and came to the conclusion that being a gerber daisy wasn’t so bad (not that I had an input obviously).  I’m lucky to have friends in my life that put sincere dedication into finding the perfect flora to match my personality and also don’t beat up on me for my flaws.  Of course, I get the occasional jest to help remind me that commitments are important, but life isn’t all about judgement.  It’s about friends, food, one more day off of work and gerber daisies too.

So while I will try to post here as much as I can, time may escape me or I still may be out exploring things. I will just have to say to all of you, Okay, so maybe not everyday….



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