Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Lion Tamer and Her Love

The Lion Tamer and Her Love
Ink, Golden Fluid Acrylic, paper. 8.5x5"

Hey, I don't know what the answer is to taming my life.

But I have a sneaking suspicion that the key is love. Perhaps it is not ALL that is needed, but maybe it is the guiding principle.

How do I stay in the present moment? Love it for what it is.
How do I get all this stuff done? Love the doing of it.
How do I stop stressing myself out over not being perfect? Love myself and all my flaws.
How do I get my daughter potty trained? Love the journey and make it satisfying.
How do I finish a novel in one month? Love the writing and love myself enough to take the time.

Well, as I think about it, maybe it isn't just about love... but maybe, if we think about what love means...maybe we can also expand it to mean respect, joy, acceptance, understanding, laughter, trust, friendship, kindness, attention.

In that case, yeah, maybe it is true, and not just trite.

Go at something from a place of love, even if it means tough love sometimes, and that is how we win through.

Even if it isn't, it'll make for a more love filled, life, won't it?


Julie Jordan Scott said...

Yes, it will. I agree wholeheartedly with what you say and the art is adorable as well. Love the wildness of the hair coupled with the tameness of the circus ring.

Sharon said...

I really like your lion. :)

linda said...

Very cool piece, I just love the color that pops against the black and white...Thanks for sharing your thoughts as well. A more love filled life sounds good to me!

Genie Sea said...

I agree Rowena! A more loved life is winning despite any results. A lot of us get caught up in the intrinsics of the little bits and don't see the big picture which is the joy of the process.

I like your lion tamer piece, the way the woman and lion reflect each other, the heart-shaped breath(?) between them and the heart-shaped tuft of hair on his tail :) Very whimsical and profound!

aquamaureen said...

More love. Amen. That just says it all, Rowena.

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