|our lady of no fears|
"we plan our lives according to a dream
that came to us in our childhood,
and we find that life alters our plans.
and yet, at the end, from a rare height,
we also see that our dream was our fate.
it's just that providence had other ideas
as to how we would get there.
destiny plans a different route,
or turns the dream around, as if
it were a riddle, and fulfills
the dream in ways
we couldn't have expected."
|in the shadows|
it is fitting that this week i would be musing
on how i got here.
the week of my first solo gallery show
(opening at luxe 218 in indianapolis -
including these new pieces)
the week i turn 30.
i get to do what i love.
i get to do what i've dreamed of as a child.
what i feel in my bones i am meant to be doing.
and i have the support of those that matter the most.
it hasn't always been like this.
from the child never parted
with her notebook and pen,
processing all the beauty and pain
ever and always on paper,
who would tell her teachers (never her parents)
she wanted to be a writer who paints.
to doing the thing that is required
in preparing for real life.
to the move across continents,
years of working alone in a basement
on projects that were never to be built.
to unemployment, dabbling in this or that,
a dream reignited. encouragement.
and here i am,
sweat, blood, tears, and lots of glue,
living my destiny dream.
what did you dream of as a child?
are you finding your way to that dream?
where does destiny have you today?
|in a name|