Good Morning Sunshine!___All those other things?___

“It escapes me how I can start so many things and finish so few___how I can begin with all zeal and give out before I have made the first dent.” Know this feeling?

“And yet, I know something whispers to me that time is forever and eventually I will catch up___While I listen to that siren’s song I see something urgent ahead and I leave undone the things at hand and go tackle another___And that seems it is the way of life___always trying to find the happy medium___the happy pace that allows work and play and rest__but all the time unfinished projects are watching me___wondering when their time is coming___shocked, no doubt. When I suddenly decide this is the time___to finish one thing___and oh! To rest again.” Sound familiar? From Joyce Hifler’s book, title Pathways.

Generation-ally this is how it has been. I watched my mother work her way through her days in this way, and then the times of struggle and ease when she saw better ways and fresh approaches to accomplishing her goals. I now watch my grown daughter working through her process, her experiences, and I am reminded of my own experiences. I am reminded of what I do that is different.

As for me, I believed I would make my own path a different one to follow___However I was to learn I too would function in this same way. I too would begin something, leave it and return to it. But not all things___And then I learned that I was not alone in following such a path__It surprises you to notice the similarities of others pathways___

So what is happening here? We need to do something different, at times___ We need change, and we need what we do to be interesting. This said, we do need more! And that is? We do need to begin and finish what we start. This is why we feel projects watch us! Somewhere in the back of our mind is the need to fully do what ever it is!

Pejj Nunes 10/30/2020

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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