You know when you just can't seem to click-in to what you should be doing? When the distractions run hot and the inability to stay in one place seems overwhelming? For me, these feelings are often coupled with senseless chocolate chip consumption.
Over last weekend my family and I celebrated my 45th birthday AND Mother's Day and I sank happily into my husband's urge to cook and clean-up, and the freedom to sit on the deck in the sun and read (Circle Of Friends). To take long walks, to sleep in, to read some more. Also painting the hours away with a new podcast (Maintenance Phase) and ignoring the laundry, vacuuming and dishes completely. It was bliss. I think this is just how I want to live from now on :)
I truly hope you had some big moments of bliss last weekend, too, for my USA and Canada mom-collectors who celebrated Mother's Day. As we get older, trust me, we are more inclined to TAKE the time off on Mother's Day and ACCEPT what people offer us (flowers, meals, cake, gifts). That just comes with age, I think, and the realization that we don't have to do/know/be everything. The house runs just fine without our constant attention.
Have you found the ability to Let Go, Accept and Bliss Out easily doable yet? Maybe you aren't as old as me :)
Speaking of clicking-in to a project, this newest painting has sucked me in time and time again. I have named her ENDURE. She is the 12th painting in the Open Skies Collection, a big 30x15 inch canvas beauty, and she is currently available. Read her story below.
This is an original 30x15 inch painting on deep canvas, freshly finished in the KmBerggren studio, TODAY! Reach out for details.
ENDURE. Sometimes it seems that life is coming at us from two (or more) different directions. We have choices to make, we feel at a crossroads and worry we won't make the right decision. This mother… she calmly sits in this moment as the world churns in waves around her. The soft surf laps toward them, getting ever closer. I can very nearly hear it when I look at this painting.
She is calm because she trusts. They'll have to rise soon as the foamy bubbles will shortly reach their toes, but even if it does? They will survive. They may not time everything precisely, they may not make every decision correctly, but they will be fine. If the lapping edges touch them, they will get up and move on. Until then, they sit enveloped in the reality of this moment; the authenticity of having life inside them and each other to hold on to. On their own parcel of warm wetting sand, with faith in their hearts and the realization that someday they will look back on this moment, remembering the goodness of it.
Here is the whole Collection!
Thank you for reading. Have a wonderful week's end!
Love & Sincerely, Katie