Sunday, December 26, 2010

On Canvas

Reinventing your life is a bit like flying with Peter Pan. It is the luxury of dreamers. It is definition in context.

It is always a translation of what you want me to be.

If you build a hundred good boats you will be known as the good boat builder. If you build one bad one you will gain a reputation as a bad boat builder.

Ultimately I am as you see me. I am nothing more than what you describe. I am a memory, a thought, an irritation, a cause to laugh, a source of strength and a moment of love.

I am both a cook and a bottle washer. I can be two things and maybe more. Definition is a question of emphasis. I can be a noun and a verb. I can wake up as Peter Pan or whoever I want to be. I am an Artist and if I were to build a bad boat I would simply rename it, call it something else. I have failed at things in life only to discover that they were not windows. They were doors. This blog is an offer for you to walk with me.


  1. I walk with you whether you are a Peter Pan, an artist, cook or bottle washer... matters not to me. Why? because there is a soul in you that NEVER changes inside, it's consistent always there .. it will never go away, never change its shape or size and what you do on the outside is not important to me...I can see that soul and know its worth.

  2. Thank you Barbra! I like me through your eyes.

  3. Morning StonePost
    I agree with Barbara. My family has the belief THAT WHAT YOU DO IS NOT WHO YOU ARE! You are a spirit in a body; one that is lovely to be with. You raise me up when I am down, making me smile when I feel there is nothing to smile about. We share the journey of life and I will be eternally grateful that we walk together.

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  5. "How does one become a butterfly?" she asked pensively.
    "You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar."

    Your painting says it all oxoxox

  6. I love what you have written here. Through life we are so many things, and it's so hard to define what we do when people ask us, at least it is for me. I never know what to say because I do so many things.