Life is a Painting…Enjoy the Brushstrokes
Please Welcome Luggage Lady’s First-ever Guest Blogger: Airline captain, home remodeler, chef, adventure planner, & co-seeker of meaningful existence — my husband.
Why do we walk life’s slippery steps?
We will surely skid into the abyss
Life continues its incessant attempt at overwhelming us
Day in, day out repetitiveness
Surely we must concede
A bright spot in your day
A friendly gesture
A wife’s smile
A purr or lick from your family pet
A fantastic sunrise
Your favorite song on the radio
A heartfelt laugh
A thank you
A family that has your back
A joke you’ve heard a hundred times and still enjoy
A hero’s story
A good book
A day at the movies
When you look at a painting
Do you study the miniscule imperfections
Or just relish the artist’s expression?
As with art, so is life
There are many more positives in this world than negatives
The question is this:
Which would you rather focus on?
Life is a Painting…Enjoy the Brushstrokes
Dedicated to my Dear Friend at sirenatales.wordpress.com
I’ll pass your lovely sentiments onward. Thank YOU!!
Oh.My.Goodnesssssss!!!! What a tear-flooding, throat-lumping MAGICAL surprise! I was just ho-humming along, somewhat lethargically checking my Reader and did a double take–could it be Luggage Lady is back?! Yahoo! And back with an inspiring and resounding flourish of eloquence and sensitivity with your talented guest blogger–a “keeper” to be sure :). I choose “relishing the artist’s expression!” Thank you from my pounding and humbled heart, Shauna, for these lovely, radiant gifts–your presence, the beautiful post, the dedication, the POSSIBILITY that you may continue to grace us with your shining soul via your blog, and your generous dedication. The omnipresent grey outside has been trumped by the shining light of you two, lovely flying and writing sorceress and sorcerer. LOVE LOVE LOVE
“The omnipresent grey outside has been trumped by the shining light of you…”
Precisely what YOU do for me — always! Your graceful, spunky optimism buoys me to heights even the airplane can’t climb. Not enough ways out there to adequately express my gratitude, my dancing balladist. 💃 May we savor every delightful brushstroke of this painting called life, knowing that a serendipitous connection is one of those rare gifts colorizing our world in glorious ways… ♥♥♥♥
Wonderful! Great way to start the day.
Your beautiful warmth and kindness is a wonderful start to any day! Thank YOU!! xo
I love this!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
And cute couple you two are!
Awww, thanks Maryanne! Sending huge hugs to you and your adorable husband. Happy Summer!! 🙂
my favorite painting professor would have us study the master’s, and with his index finger that always had oil paint beneath his fingernail, would point at a particular painting excitedly and say,
‘every single brushstroke has a meaning, every one is intentional’
Ohhh, I love your intriguing perspective…And those whose intentions are chosen thoughtfully — sprinkled with wild abandon at times, perhaps — leave behind a portrait of a rich, exhilarating life? What fun to ponder. Thanks for the vivid visual — and the smiles!!
Great poem! You’ve got a good hubby who writes well too. You keep up with your internet travels, o, Lady of Luggage! 🙂
Thank you Dear Eric! I’ll pass on your kindness & will be by to read your delicious words shortly!!
Wonderful poem, so life-affirming! Your guest blogger seems very compatible with you 🙂 I reached my one year birthday today as well and I am very happy you did not fold in the carousel…would love to see your bag come out on it many, many more times! Hugs
Happy “one year” to YOU! I think I’ve been following you and your delightful writing most of that time — lucky for me! Thank you for your consistent support — sooooo very appreciated! Hugs to you as well!
your other half paints a picture very well…
y’all should write together sometime….
I hope you stay….for a poet/writer’s journey is never done….
it just follows the whispers on the wind in a different direction….
Thank you for sharing your husbands thoughts….I enjoyed it ….
So sweet are your thoughts, my Dear Lady Blue. Perhaps I will swirl in the wind for a time, but supportive hearts like yours beckon so graciously. Thank you for sharing your beautiful voice with the world too…I need more hours in the day to savor the vastly rich talent in this wordpress world of ours! xo
May you enjoy all your paintings, my friend! Cheers~ 😀
I love this!!!Thank you very much for share it for us .with love maxima
What a lovely surprise, Dear Maxima! Thank you for your love. I’ve been savoring your words again — much to my sheer delight!! xoxo
Dear LL and Guest Blogger, Just came back to revisit this radiant and wise piece, and I am so happy I did.
What a terrific question you pose: Do we focus on the “miniscule imperfections”of great works of art or, wisely and gracefully, “relish the artist’s expression?” And a “heck, yeah” to your list of the daily and priceless gifts life has to offer. Thank you once again for the inspiration of this post, and the honor of your dedication. Wishing you both a soaring, love-filled new year…every year. Love, C