Acrylic ink on
5 x 7 inches
Barbara Muir © 2022
In a conversation today with a therapist I know, every
road lead back to people's parents. I argued vehemently
that sometimes bad teachers are to blame for people's
low self esteem. But tonight I'm talking about the
love of oceans, and clouds. I grew up in Windsor,
Ottawa and Toronto. My exposure to water began with
family summer trips to a cottage owned by one of my uncles.
And as much as I loved that lake -- the ocean won me over.
So Mom and Dad got me hooked on swimming and lakes,
but Steven and I got ourselves hooked on oceans -- in
the Maritimes to be specific, because we bought a little
school house there, for the price of a small used car,
and started spending summers there with our family,
and on an ocean beach 15 minutes away. We never recovered.
We dream of, want to be near, and love the ocean -- which we
replace somewhat here, with constant trips to the lake. And the
lake is magnificent too.
Here's a little ocean view from my imagination.
Have a thinking about what you love day.