Friday, February 22, 2013

I heArt Fridays...

I just noticed the more faint heart to the left too!

I saw this heart last Friday night while Dante and I were walking to the revolving sushi bar that we like. My children are used to me taking photos… a lot of photos… even before social media existed. So to have me stop dead in my tracks and say “ohhh wait a minute” or “look at this” is an everyday occurrence.  
This heart is neither really spectacular nor even one of my more unusual ones. What makes this heart special is the comment Dante made after I took the photo.

“Mom, that is what I love about you…I see what is probably dog pee and you see a heart. I love the way you see the world.”

This week I received a text from my Daughter’s Birth Mom:

“Hello, how are you? It's amazing how many hearts I see now! I see a mud puddle right now that is shaped like a heart, and even though it's a puddle, it still made me smile! Thank you”

On Saturday, I received a text from my 11 year old niece:

“Hiiii....what are some easy and crafty things I can do....I just figured u know”

We proceeded to text back and forth. I gave her some ideas. She decided to create a memory board. She pulled out all of her photos and materials and sent me a video of everything but was stuck in how to start. I text back some suggestions. Throughout the day she would send me more videos of her progress. It was a fun way to connect with her over the many miles that separate us and share creativity.

I recently finished the book Linchpin by Seth Godin; two partial quotes from his book that I especially like pertain to this post:

“Artists see the world more clearly than the rest of us.” and “Art isn’t only a painting; it’s anything that changes someone for the better.”

I am not sure if I would use the words “more clearly” or just in a different perhaps heightened way.

If I can do my part while I am on this earth… and maybe even after I am gone to nudge people to see the world in a heightened, different way that can change them for the better… if even for a moment AND to have people think of creativity and me in the same thought… well that makes MB happy. 

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