Flying Girl Steps Boldly on the Earth, or I Am a Joyful Girl
Golden Fluid Acrylics on Paper, 7x10"
Every time I see this painting, I start singing that Ani DiFranco song, Joyful Girl. Oh, come to think of it, this painting is all inspired by Jen Lemen. First the song itself which she posted yesterday, and then a few days before, this post. "Step boldly into the Earth and let the Earth figure the rest of it out."
Let me tell you, I feel like I'm stepping boldly, and I'm trying to let the Earth figure the rest out. Did you know I even put "Relax" on my to do list? I think I managed some of the sublists on that, but I'm still too busy to relax. Although things seem to be slowing down a little, enough for me to catch my breathe.
But that's okay, because
i do it for the joy it brings
because i’m a joyful girl
because the world owes me nothing
and we owe each other the world
i do it because it’s the least i can do
i do it because i learned it from you
i do it just because i want to
because I want to
I'm learning the way as I go, and so are you. And so is everyone. When we stop learning, we can stagnate, so it's okay to feel like a beginner when you are one.
Someday soon I'll tell you some of the things I've been learning. Someday soon I'll figure out ways to make things run smoother and more efficiently and still have time to live.
I'm going to remember joy. I'm going to remember Flying Girl. I'm going to remember about stepping on the Earth.