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Six Months Between Sketches (Or Another Way Of Being Forthright)

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Six months ago I sat at the edge of Oak Creek in Sedona with my dear friend Heather.

We had a conversation that moved me.

That helped shift and shape the current session of my dear IGNITE program as well.

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I’m no stranger to this water’s edge.

I’ve sat there many times — and last year I let go of many dreams there as well.

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So while we sat and chatted, I sketched.

Jotting down phrases and words that truly stood out and wanted to be seen.

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Six months later I return to the same spot.

The snow of a Sedona winter had long time melted and this time I sat at the water’s edge while Phoenix splashed and played and Hansel laid beside me staring at the clouds.

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I’ll be forthright and say that I wasn’t in the happiest of moods, even while surrounded by the healing grandeur of sweet Sedona.

Though I kept on sketching. And looking. And listening. And coaxing my emotions to float on by.

Maybe that’s why I left so much open space.  Or maybe that’s why things feel so contrived. Or maybe that’s why art heals, nature forgives, and life sometimes shows up as a clever animal.  Like a coyote or a finch or a hummingbird that refuses to stay around long enough to hear you whisper good bye.

 

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