The two of us in Quebec City
watercolour and marker on
9 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013
thank my wonderful husband for the sweet life we
have together. I am one lucky woman. I love you
A couple of days ago a friend on Facebook posted a
piece about treating each day as your last, and got
me thinking about the opposite, treating each day
as your first! Eh? Not a bad idea. I've been doing
that ever since and enjoying every day so much.
I wake up in the morning and think -- this is my
first day on the planet, and okay I'm a grown woman.
But wow I'm married to a gorgeous man, who loves
me. I have a super family -- two wonderful sons,
a daughter-in-law I love, my son's girlfriend, who I
love, and baby Alice who visited today who I love.
Everything in my life seems fantastic -- almost magical
viewed this way. And of course that is how artists see
all the time -- in some ways. We are quite often high on life,
but this idea takes it to a new level. Wonder at everything.
And back to this day. What a treat it is to love someone
with all of your heart, and to be loved back equally.
A miracle. I am so grateful that that's been my reality.
I have been absent from the blog because I agreed to teach
a 7 week course a couple of evenings a week, but it took up
all of my time. Don't worry I am coming back. I had a
wonderful time teaching, and learned a lot.
Meanwhile -- this is our anniversary, so I'm posting a
portrait I did a few years ago of the two of us. It doesn't
look like us really, but the mood is there.
Have an enjoying-your-life-as-though-it's-brand-new day.