So I have been totally immersed in Kelly Rae's flying lessons e-course.....gobbling up every juicy tidbit. The first thing she said was to get the journal out and begin stating fears, goals, etc. I did just that and when i opened it up, i saw a poem i wrote several months back. i think it was written around february right after i returned from An Artful Journey. at that moment i had looked out my window at our large post oak tree ....bare from the harsh winter and noticed a limb. something special, vulnerable, and unsuspecting.....
I immediately saw the support structure in my life and i dedicate this poem to my unearth and artful journey sisters.
I would like to preface this by saying that right after i wrote this poem and read it back, i wasn't very pleased. but after letting it sit and almost forgetting about it.....i read it with new eyes, without being as judgemental. i was fearful about posting this but feel its time to face that fear and persist.
A limb dangles from a branch
She is blowing in the wind
unaware that she is not one with the tree
the other branches are there
a bird alights, and leaves again
once holding birds of her own,
the limb longs for the connection
her weary bark wears down
yet they hold onto her
she realizes she is different
then leaves grow
and they continue to nurture her
they dig down
rooted from the trunk
and the soil beneath
the fragrance of sunshine warms the air
the tree breathes it in
and once more they lift her up
photo by Rachael
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I found Rachael by going to etsy's shop locator and typed in Little Rock. She makes these adorable hats, headbands, and legwarmers. We are already making plans for visiting exhibits and other fun arty things. I challenge you to reach out to an artist near you...
I'm hoping to build a local community of arty friends in hopes to capture some of the magic that happened at the amazing art retreats.