Another bit of poetry about childhood. From Joyce Hifler’s book To Everything, There Is A Season. One of my favorites.
“You have not dreamed until you’ve dreamed___a childhood dream, you see____You haven’t thought a happy thought___or know just how to be___a king or Queen or circus clown___or a forest ranger brave____You haven’t lived a real life___until you’ve dug a cave___and you have to climb the old ash tree____and spin a cowboy rope___but more than that and all these things___you must know how to hope____ and believe with all your childhood heart____and never once confuse___a grown-up fear with a childhood dream___for childhood dreams can’t lose!
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
Beautiful colors in this lovely painting!
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