Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Dancing on one leg

You get, as it happens, better and better at being a person
on crutches. After the initial couple of weeks of fear
and loathing, comes a time of just bloody well carrying
on, and after that -- the realization that all is not lost,
you can still be you.

Today I was listening to the tunes on my computer, and
dancing with one knee (the knee of the cast leg)
supported on a chair, and then the bed. I saw myself
wildly waving my arms in the mirror, and thought two
things: 1. I am happy. and 2. I am dancing! Dancing!!!

Shorelines Spring Break the Beaches

How exciting.

Right away the metaphor of dancing on one leg,
as a true representation of any kind of art
project hit me. We are all -- pros, amateurs,
everyone who attempts to create a visual
image -- dancing on one leg. Why? Because
the joy of creation, is hampered by whatever
part of it we can't do yet, but we still
go for it -- eyes wide open, arms beating time
to the music, filled with inexplicable happiness.

Keep on dancing.

Have an indestructibly creative day


Theresa Rankin said...

You are a trooper....and a darn good painter!!

Barbara Muir said...

Thanks Theresa,

You're an amazing painter yourself.
Your work dazzles me!

Keep going.


Barbara Pask said...

This is wonderful. Love the light on her face.

Barbara Muir said...

Thanks Barbara,

I really appreciate your kind


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