I am often unsure what my next step should be, until I actually take it randomly without much thought. What’s funny is that I do actually prefer to plan out my movements. Life does not always work out that way, though.
We have this funny way of looking at our lives as if we have some control over the outcome. We don’t. We only think we do. Wasn’t it John Lennon who said, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans”? It was. And he was right.
I realized this, yesterday when I had figured out just how plastic people can be, and just how sad it is when people you know, do not evolve. The problem with change and evolution, is that often you will grow out of people. And that’s okay. It’s okay that you grow out of someone, that you perhaps crave a different sort of crowd to surround yourself with. A real friend meets you where you are. And so I have grown out of a few people that I left behind in NJ but in truth….I feel sorry for them. I feel sorry for those who simply do not want to change, and sit there in their self destructive life, thinking they’ll live forever.
You can’t poison yourself and expect to live forever. You can’t run a car at 100 miles an hour and not expect to eventually crash. But sadly, some people seem to think they will live forever. And so, it’s on to bigger and better things in life for me.
So I finished another painting.
That one is called, “Gimme Shelter” and it is really just a statement that correlates with the song, in a way. Shelter though, in this painting is a metaphoric word that symbolizes something else to me. She speaks through the language of non communication-the girl in the painting. Sometimes color speaks more volumes than any book in the library of congress. This painting is for sale, and you can buy it HERE.
I also have this available for purchase:
It’s a cute little elf hood, and I came up with that pattern eons ago. I am wondering if it would be wise to write down the pattern, but I have it in my head, so it should be fine.