Being true to one’s self – and trying to fit in to what the traditions and customs of others might be, can be a challenge. A simple conversation between son and parent can be very enlightening. Whether we are aware of it or not, what we say, how we say it can impact on someone else, and we may never know just how that conversation will play out over the years. It is when one day you are chatting and the off spring says something, that resonates with you. You react to the statement, and of course, the two of you are sympatico, you agree on the pronouncement… however, the delivery of same is coming back at you or to you in a manner that is not what you would have thought the way it could have been expressed. (“my” reaction)
Honesty IS very important, and expressing One’s true feelings and thoughts IS what is taught, but some how another important ingredient has to come into the mix. Awareness of the feelings of others, and that not everyone deals with life the way we do.
A dear friend that I share the “passion” for creativity with saw my picture (shown above) I don’t usually name my expressions, because I find that when I do, it confines it to MY thoughts at the moment.. and limits its potential. I could pick it up and work on it again, altho’ I seldom do that.. except I am learning.. this technique, requires working in stages because I prefer to let the medium dry on its own. I digress.. this is not a how to on painting, when “possum” saw it, she came back with… is this about the 7 new planets that have been discovered…. totally foreign to me, never crossed my mind, but her words, were like WOW.. oh I like… she gave me a totally different perspective with her simple “reaction” to my post to her.
All of a sudden, my expression took on new life for me.. and now when I look at it, I wonder where it came from… who did that, and what were they thinking when they did it..
A gift we all have, is the ability to communicate with others… how we interact, and how we accept, retain, and use the constant flow of information and ideas… is a wonderful, complex and amazing part of life.
We are each and every one of us, unique in our own way, appreciate and learn from the information that comes our way, and always, do your best to maintain a positive outlook.
Life is beautiful, and so are YOU.