Sunday, January 31, 2021



What so often cheers me up --
time in our favourite park.

It was very cold, and windy today.
I didn't last long -- I needed a warmer
coat -- but it was wonderful.
Barbara Muir © 2021

Most mornings I wake up a little tired, but look at my list and get on
with the day. Good advice for me today when I am feeling blue about
COVID-19. Reading The Guardian Global Edition about a young man
who lost his grandmother to COVID-19 made me sad.

One of my former students from a few years ago told me today that he
and his girlfriend had just recovered from COVID. We can’t avoid sadness
about this virus. But we can overcome our sadness by taking care of ourselves,
forgiving ourselves for the odd attack of the blues, and making a list of what
is good in our lives.

This incredible space ,where I get to talk to you, hear from you, share ideas
on art with you, and read about your ideas and successes, is definitely one of
the things that keeps me positive and happy most of the time.

I woke up thinking about my mother, who is gone. If ever there was a brave
and positive woman that was her. And so I will carry on with the strength she
gave to me, do my work and enjoy the day.

Stay safe and stay healthy.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Beautiful video. I love the meditative sound of waves and water of any sort. You are the most positive person I "know". Seeing your blog posts always brings a smile, but I understand the blues. Thank you

Barbara Muir said...

Thanks so much Evelyn,

I'm glad you like it. The waves were amazing. Very uplifting.
It has been wonderful getting to "know" you through your posts,
gorgeous drawings and paintings, and your comments. You are an
inspiration. Thank you


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