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Monday, February 04, 2008

In me

"Imagination is my best friend, gotta' watch out for the greedy hand", so wrote Neil. The greedy hand can come in many forms - from the outside world of bosses, big brother, clients, family, pollsters...Or it can come from within - pushing ourselves too far, questioning ourselves, trying to get into the jeans you wore in 1999. So when I feel these greedy hands, I have a variety of ways to conquer them. Call them life skills, that I'm finely tuning.

One way is to create my own special band, perhaps with BW on drums. Kissing birds would arrive and further entertain me. There are many horrible things that us in life, some horrific, some passing nuisances. Some can't be wiped out with one little excursion into the imagination. But, it helps level the playing field. I'm very graced to have figured that out years ago. It's so important to recognize the one thing one has in life that can't be taken away - even if I were blinded, crushed by hospital bills, left in the woods. I'd still have my own unique imagination.


SegoLily said...

Love those jamming cats!

The imagination is a wonderful thing. I've always held on to mine. It seems that some people think it's something to trade in when one becomes an 'adult'. How sad that is.

Red Fish Circle said...

Oh, this is great. I love where your imagination takes you.

salmonpoetry said...

great picture, so much happiness! I especially like the way they're holding their bodies!

Abby Creek Art said...

And your imagination is priceless and in top form when you create art like you did here. This is so innocent and playful and I love it!

Tina T-P said...

What a great picture - I love the little kissing birds :-) I hope your lambing goes without a hitch. T.

Tina T-P said...

Also, Katherine, I wanted to know if I could post your Cat Band picture on my blog - I have a lot of readers who would get a kick out of it, and I'll certainly link back to your blog and your store - Tina

P.S. I love the smile on Rosemary's face - like she can't wait for the babies either :-)

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