31 January 2013

finding center

Drawing is not my forte.

But I scribble and swirl with the best of them. I found myself feeling out of sorts today, needing to crawl inside my own head for a bit. I put my headphones on, scrolled to some meditation music and dug my sketchbook out of my bag. I drew a strange looking tree. And then hatched it and doodled around it.

I could feel my mind relaxing and I wrote a single line on the page: there is always time to begin.

It's true, isn't it? No matter where you are, you can always begin and move forward. In those six little words I found my center again.


FunkyC said...

Two thoughts:

1. Many a night, I tucked in a child and said, 'Tomorrow is a NEW day.'

2. 'I never look back, dahling, it detracts from the now.' Edna Mode, The Incredibles.

HollyM said...

I like that quote! It's very optimistic. And doodling is a great way to slow down and relax.

Carol said...

Great quote! I'll keep it in mind when the piles get too big and begin to wash over me...

tiedyejudy said...

I WISH I could get myself to doodle regularly! For some reason, it does not come easily to me. And yet, I know when I do, I can focus better... maybe I'll give it another try, and thanks for the inspiration!

Sea Air Arts - Deb H said...

Love the doodle and the phrase. You are right, sometimes I can sit down and just write one sentence and it suddenly all becomes clear (life, the universe and everything). So, why don't I write more often? Good question - perhaps that's why I'm taking your class ;o)

And to (Cathy) Edna Mode - so right , Dahling!