Good Morning Sunshine! What Is Going On In The World?

“It is good to know what is going on in the world___we need to be aware of situations and circumstances that affect out lives daily___but we can become so saturated with outside information that we lose track of our own minds, our own ability to think past what we have repeated and repeated to us time after time.” We are being overwhelmed. It is ok to bring ourselves back to ourselves, so we are not saturated by so much.

“We don’t have to abandon the world and ignore the logical reason and purpose of living and working together___but we do need to know for ourselves, within ourselves, what is good in life___to think and feel deeply about who we are and what we are here for___to feel our feet on a path we have made__to develop our own ideas___to reach for our own star___and then we can more ably deal with the critical problems outside ourselves.” Joyce Hifler, Pathways. Pg 57.

Covid has changed many the way we do many things. What seems to be working well? It is to keep “things” local to you, to figure out how to keep safe, and find ways to gather together with those love in safe ways.

How am I doing “it?” Well, I am not going out into the world much. I am looking for different ways to fill our needs. I ask myself what is possible? My challenge question is, “How can I change the world in better ways?” Why a challenge question? I believe that even in our own homes we can change things up, and make better use of the time we have. I just can’t live life in fear and dread. Life feels too short to be so unhappy and afraid.

By Pejj Nunes

I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is https://www.anisettestudios.com/ Here you can view and purchase Shibui, sign up for my newsletters, blog, and read articles about Shibui Found Image Art. Patrons get great deals several times a year and special items at times. My site makes it easy to contact me. My primary art form is Shibui Found Image Art. Shibui begins with action art and stems from the imagination. It is like seeing something in the clouds or solving a puzzle. Its creative process has its own rules and requires what I call reverse engineering due to a lack of an understructure and purely out of the imagination. In addition to those who patron me, my target groups are those who use art therapy. I will soon be teaching live. Contact me if you would like to learn live. I use Zoom. I request that although my art, other images, and what I write is now published by me here on WordPress; I do ask you do not to use my artwork, poetry, or the information about Shibui Found Image Art without my permission. I am quite available to make such requests. I wish to share the following: The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote a book called The Ethics of Ambiguity. In it, she lays out a guiding ethic in response to the philosophy of existentialism. It might be somewhat familiar to you already. She writes, “To will oneself free is also to will others free. This will is not an abstract formula. It points out to each person concrete action to be achieved.” Best wishes to all! Have good times and keep safe! Pejj

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