the blues

threaten to slay me

flay me, cut me in  2.

Acknowledging their power and potential

I stand up and create

I refuse to deflate

I make more meaning

Create brighter light

I fight

For my right

To evade the Dark Night.


*with attribution to Pablo Picasso and his blue period.

Consider Monet

Consider Monet. 

He painted his entire adult life. As he aged, his eyesight failed, but he continued to paint despite a condition that shut down the creative output of many of his peers. In fact, his vision was terribly impaired when he painted his most famous works. He persisted. 

This morning, I considered Monet when I sat down with my practice journal. I vow to persist.