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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunday Scribblings "The book that changed everything"


 Sunday Scribblings this week asks for a book that changed everything

I wrote my deepest thoughts on paper. Purging sadness to the page, knowing it would never be read. My angst, the angry outburst, his critical demeanor and grumpy ways sat before me in ink.  Injustices sprawled on paper threaded together word by word. A morning ritual spawned from reading the Artists Way. Page after page placed daily in sealed envelopes, hidden between books in my library. A place I knew he'd never go.

Summer came, the ritual stopped. A year went by. I revisited the pages, carefully peeling open the envelopes. Nothing had changed, my sadness deeper than ever, my loneliness overwhelming living with a mean stranger of twenty one years. I wanted out.

My soul was dying, things were getting uglier. It would take a year to figure out the logistics. If only it would have been easy and amicable. In the end it was hard, ugly, unpredictable and messy. On my own the loneliness lifted, peace was acquired; creative abundance flowed in, followed by a solace never felt. Now I surround myself with loving energy, kind creative loving people, and beauty

  “The Artist Way” by Julia Cameron encourages you to write morning pages eradicating the daily minutia that plagues creativity.You never know what may be discovered.


 
Face it two
Revised Digital piece I did for a mug that my daughter wanted

10 comments:

Lilibeth said...

I'm sorry. It sounds painful. Hope things are better.It's good you could pick up and go on with life.

Lisa said...

Loved this book, it was the first book I tackled right after I had my daughter and hadn't had a chance to read in months and just needed me time! This had a super impact on my life to make me realize how important it is for me to fuel my creativity.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

sounds like you had to escape to be the real you.

oldegg said...

There is some very good advice in your piece. As Lilibeth says it sounds painful but despite that it is not without hope.

Tumblewords: said...

Terrific post - a most amazing book - that's where I kind of started journaling as well. Good for you!

Kathy said...

Powerful words and art; I'm truly glad your life has changed so drastically. You have too much love and light to share to be locked in the dark of lonliness and sorrow. Your story is an inspiration.

Lucy said...

I am so glad that book helped you read between the lines and find your true calling and true happiness! It sounds like an interesting read and smart assignment. I so wish I knew you when you were going through this.. if only just to tell you I love u and let you know that I was here if you needed a place to escape to. Your strength is inspirational and so so admirable Giggles! xoxo luv u to pieces! xoxo

Lucy said...

me again! I just read the link you gave to the artist way..
let me ask u.. WHat or Who led you to even discover and read this great book?? did u always know you were an artist at heart?

Rob said...

Cameron's book is on my shelf, along with her "The Vein of Gold" -- but haven't opened them in a while. Thanks for reminding me, and sharing your words...

...rob
Image & Verse

gemma said...

Yes AW is life changing!!
I'm still reading Julia:
The Sound of Paper
and doing morning pages.
xx

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