I am an artist. I am a writer. I am a lover. I am a fighter.
I wear my heart on my sleeve and you’ll excuse it for looking a little tattered… that’s what years of use does to it. I have loved with it – and taken love in to it from everyone who is special to me. I have recycled it and consider it now a renewable resource – I guess that means it’s ready to try again *yikes* moving right along!
Yes, that’s me in 1958 … what a cutie! I wonder what happened…lol
Sometimes I still feel that if I close my eyes I am still young, maybe not that young but younger than now AND not that I consider myself old, either. The aches and pains of recent, though, have me wondering what’s in store. My mind still sees me as I was – able to do anything, true to the adventurous Aries spirit. I realize that I am happy I did certain things when I was young and able to… like downhill skiing, white water rafting, camping, cycling, dancing all night long.
I know there is much more for me to do yet. I feel my legacy will be in my writing or my art work AND in my beautiful daughter who sings like an angel – a rock and roll angel! She is my pride and joy.
I live by the mantra “learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist” (Pablo Picasso) and truly believe that everyone has a creative spirit within that allows them to show their passion in whatever it is they do to free it. Freeing the creative spirit means staying true to your inner creative self, yet having the courage to continue learning and growing as a person.