ORIENTED TO LIFE
LIVE MORE LIFELY!
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Because I was “forced” away from my desk by the fire evacuation last week, I had plenty of time to wander around San Francisco and explore anything I wanted to explore.
So one place I went to was my favorite art supply store, Flax. Now last time I went to Flax it was a huge store filled with all kinds of papers and leather binders and pens of all types—just an art supply wonderland. While in the past I wasn’t the type of artist who draws or paints, the materials themselves always inspired me, especially all the papers.
While walking down the street in downtown Portland on our recent road trip, Larry and I were delighted to find full size wild animals on the sidewalks beside us. We loved feeling the presence of the ecosystem right in the city.
Image Credit: Procession of the Birds, a print by Share LaPierre, published as a notecard by the Americn Association of Uiversity Women (AAUW).
A few days after my birthday I received a lovely handwritten note from my stepmother, on this beautiful card. I smiled when I saw that her choice of card embodied the spirit of my new lifely work, even though she didn’t know I had made the transition.
When today it’s easier and faster and more common to send a written communication via email, I love receiving these notes from her on beautiful cards. Because it’s person and human and real and loving.