Thursday, April 4, 2013
A MATTER OF THE HEART
BE HUMBLE FOR YOU ARE MADE OF EARTH.
BE NOBLE FOR YOU ARE MADE OF STARS.
Humility and nobility are fully loaded words that, when tapped, have an awesome power in bringing peace and power to your life. As I've aged, certain songs from my childhood come to have new meaning to them. As I wrote the first sentence of this paragraph, the song by Jon Michael Montgomery, Life's a Dance, began to play in my mental radio. The chorus mainly..."Life's a dance you learn as you go, sometimes you lead sometime you follow." To feel the ultimate blessings in life, to understand the other (or darker) side of that blessing is needed. They come hand in had. Sometimes we lead, and others we follow. Sometimes we feel esteemed by nobel, sometimes we feel brought down and humbled. I totally see where my friend drew these two things together in regard to her friends 'matter of the heart.'
It took me a bit of time to settle on what I wanted to do with this. I started this tree on an International flight recently with lots of time and fortunately smooth air, and at one point I had a swing hanging from the tree - which obviously didn't make the final cut. I couldn't settle on what I wanted to do here...I was thinking about stars but was drawing a tree??? So I sat on it, drew some other things, that in the end felt too forced or intentional. I came back to the tree. The tree is like the heart in here. Its lines somewhat resemble the lines you see in an image of a heart. The straight lines (humility)...FOCUS, SETLLE DOWN, THINK STRAIGHT is what I kept feeling. But I didn't want it to be so stale. I had to balance it out, so I threw some 'stars' (nobility) in the middle. Flowing through them both, are the matters of the heart that give life...to FOUR BLESSED CHILDREN and have lived the life that they have as a family. Their family tree has just grown.