This week I re-discovered the beautiful writing of Henry David Thoreau. I say re-discover, because it turns out I have long admired his view and found motivation in his quotes. You see I keep screen shots of things that interest me and save these in a digital photo album. A mood board for my life.
I spent 10 hours this week trying to create a digital collage of a vase of flowers. It looked okay but nothing special. It was an up hill battle because the art did not flow out of me. It was not the time spent that was a problem, but the drain of energy.
This is my new morning mantra, or whenever I feel dampened by life. While our future is impacted by our past and present, it has not happened yet and therefore can still be shaped by us. This is reason for optimism.