Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Breathe {inspiration for Wednesdays}

Right now I am currently reading Walking on Water by Madeline L'Engle.  (I read her Wrinkle in Time series as a kid and fell in love with those characters and her amazing creativity!)  Walking on Water is a series of reflections on faith and art...I am enjoying it immensely!  Here is one of my favorite sections:

"All children are artists, and it is an indictment of our culture that so many of them lose their creativity, their unfettered imaginations, as they grow older.  But they start off without self-consciousness as they paint their purple flowers, their anatomically impossible people, their thunderous, sulphurous skies.  They don't worry that they may not be as good as DiChirico or Bracque;  they know intuitively that it is folly to make comparisons..."

It is folly to make comparisons....I like that!  I am learning not to compare my photography (or decorating, or mothering, or anything else for that matter) to anyone else's.  We are all artists in our own right and we produce a work uniquely ours because only we have an imagination and eyes to see it!  It is folly to compare  with anybody else for they do not have my eyes, my mind or my heart!

Breathe, smile and go slowly. 

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