Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness. ~Richard Carlson
Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. ~Natalie Goldberg
The last week has been intense, and maybe a little too exciting. My goal was to get out of that paralyzed state of inertia caused by grief and move on with my life, but, phew, what a ride! The week included my car breaking down, but my son fixing it, putting a house on the market then frantically cleaning it and calling on family to help, attending a weekend Pow Wow with Native Americans, disappointment in a relationship, having strangers walking though the house, finding a house I can see myself living in, dealing with banks, having friends help weed my garden, pain, a couple of emotional meltdowns, typing for the church, designing a mug for an upcoming event, completing the first painting in a year, flowers, sunshine, music, hugs, laughter, friends and family. Life is good because God is in control. We will see where my new life will take me. Relax Max.
The painting is Goldfinch on a Cone Flower. Oil on canvas panel. 8 x 10.