Good Morning Sunshine!

No boundaries!

“Time has never been so precious as it is in this moment. Now is the time for the very best of life to happen.” Many, many of us can have a hard time relating to this thought because of Covid. Especially if you have lost someone to it! The horrendousness of Covid is beyond words. You feel so lucky to escape it. And worry you might not! Or a loved one might not.

Time? It still is precious in “this moment.” This fact is driven home hard when you lose or nearly lose someone. As well, when there is concern for someone. The thing is how to make “the best of life happen!”

By taking precautions of course, and making life normal by living well. Covid is not going to go away at this moment. The question is how to live with it. This thought is fearful thing. Yet we are doing it!

I have wondered why we do not hear more about the hygienic part of this than we do. There are people who do not seem to care unless they are affected somehow. And that is too late! I would think it important to have a think tank on this matter, and I wonder if there is research being done. The goal to make it better than it is. I

It is an ugly creation. And as creation, it is easy to wonder why? This question is already out there with many ideas to support it or theorize it.

But what can we do about our personal realities? People need to have hope in what is good, and the best kind of hope is found within us, and so what influences us we need to use caution, and set boundaries with what we hear, and see. Even if we do need to be aware of what goes on.

The complexities of this world are humongous! We are many small bubbles of humanity that become a part of a much bigger world. Sometimes that bigger world gets forgotten. We need to focus on the smaller bubbles and take care of them for that larger world to exist and function well. What we have in our tool box is our own collection of tools. What kind of tools is up to each of us. You keep a toolbox where it is handy not a mile or many miles away. It is in your own space.

One of the hardest things is that families don’t act like families always, and that is not a new thing or very good reality. What to do? We gather to us, our positive family members and good friends, as well as be open with others.

We need to set boundaries and feel good about doing so. Boundaries are something to be respected. Not negotiated over. You don’t have to keep reminding someone before it’s ok to just “walk away” or ignore them. But good boundary making is making it clear why your setting that boundary. You can choose if someone should return to you to check it out to learn if it is worthwhile to have a trial to see what’s changed. But this kind of relationship does not have to go on forever. Boundaries are meant to change the situation, and for you to say No is saying what you do not approve of or like. If someone is treating you poorly you do not have to accept it. If someone is abusive or disregards who you are, or makes less of you. You do not have to let it continue. It’s over the top! It’s clear it is time to set a boundary. There are relentless people out there, who do not accept boundaries. Who does not accept responsibility for their word and actions? due to what they believe is ok regarding their own word and actions. The thing to remember is that they are separate from us. We all are individuals.

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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