ms. stephey is becoming the queen of blog hops!
and she's inviting any one of you who want to join in to join in!
if you don't keep an eye on this woman, you're gonna want to.
she's a great inspiration!
you can check her out here...
she asked us if we wanted to write a thank you letter to art.
and i tell ya, mine just poured outta me.....
so here goes.....my thank you to art......
you have no idea what you've done for me.
you gave me life.
you gave me sanity.
you gave me belief in myself.
you gave me women.
you gave me women.
that's weird huh?
thru you, i found a connection to women that i've never known before.
that's no small thing.
this women connection is vital.
i don't think you can be my age and surivive without it.
it's like you give me life over again and again and again.
in so many different ways.
in so many different forms.
recently, when i didn't know how to hang on,i felt like i'd lose myself
in the storm inside me,
i grabbed the paint and i lost myself in you.
and i found my center.
one of the things i painted was a fire.
and on it i painted the words 'will it burn you brighter?'
it was the fire of life.
and i wondered if it would consume me or burn me brighter?
because of you, i can balance again.
i can find my way.
i can be burned brighter.
because of you, i can touch things inside of me that i don't even know are there.
the other day i listened to words i had written.
i read them to myself on a recording.
i did that out of desperation.
i needed to hang on.
so i hung on to words i wrote.
and i saw things about myself i couldn't see any other way.
and i think because of that, the earth moved for me that day.
something i had been trying to get for ten years became clear.
and i held the holiness of who i was.
you give me mirrors.
you give me strength.
you give me insights into my very soul.
you give me holy.
sculpting a day with laughter and thoughts....
you are everywhere around me.
and i couldn't live without you.
thank you art, for all that you do and all that you are
and for all that you allow me to find in myself.