Sunday, April 5, 2020

Taking nothing for granted -- each pleasurable moment is a gift

Portrait of Tia before the dance
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 36 inches
Barbara Muir © 
( I love this portrait.
Tia was a neighbour and an amazing
model for several of my dance
series paintings.  Then she grew up and 
moved away.  Thank you Tia for your 
wonderful work for me.)

For the health workers trying to help save COVID-19 patients, and
the families living with horrific fear and tragedy this is an
impossible situation, but even so they carry on.

For the rest of us who are healthy and living in social isolation,
each free moment, every single minute of good health and wellbeing
is a miracle. Getting to write this blog every day is a miracle. Getting
to think about art every day is wonderful.

People are saying that we will never go back to taking the good
things in our lives for granted.  I don't know if that's true, because
we are creatures of habit, and these new habits will recede in our
memories when we can stop using them.

Now, right now today what matters is being vigilant, not just
with all the measures to protect our health, but with our
capability for delight, which will save our sanity.  Sanity is
going to matter more, and more every single day that this
"new normal" continues.  We have to help each other with

My simple formula for this minute is to be grateful to my
husband for the delicious coffee, and to look outside.

Have a loving what works day.

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A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!