This week was one of those weeks, you know?
It's summer--I'm having fun with some paper crafting and at the ice-cream place with my kids. I've stayed up late watching stupid TV and been reading books.
But, I've also gotten caught up in the news cycle and too much social media. I found myself stressing out over a work in progress...and it's only the beginning of my assigned time to recharge my inner batteries. Hoo Boy!
It's time to breathe and find some balance. We creatives can take on more emotion than the average bear sometimes.
So, I gave myself a joy assignment.
*Remember the last time you felt joy?
*Do something that brings you joy
This poem brings me joy.
from far away
from distant lands
moon and sun
others are exotic
like the quetzal bird
some can stand
with the sun
to the south
how to fly
and one day
they go away
on this page
are the prints
by the sea
Francisco X. Alarcon, "Words are Birds" from Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems. Copyright © 1997 by Francisco X. Alarcon. Reprinted by permission of Lee & Low Books.
Source: Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems (Lee & Low Books, 1997)