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Friday, December 18, 2009

The Fog Rolls In

I stepped outside the kitchen this morning to catch this shot; it is surely a reflection of my present state of mind. The plaster party goes on in the background but this week there will be a Solstice celebration, Christmas with the family, huge waves of joy and sorrow as all the memories of past holiday seasons flood in. I dreamed I was standing on a rock with rising water all around me. I put my hands over my eyes. I woke up.

If you feel a little buffeted by the waves of emotion during this season, imagine that we are holding hands here on the inner net; that we make each other stronger, firmer and less alone. That's what I'm doing. xo

31 comments:

Kim Mailhot said...

I feel your hand, my Friend. You are surely not alone.
Big strong love going back and forth... May the light of the Solstice fill you up !
xoxo

Denise said...

All the beautiful trees make up for the fog. It must be really pretty there on a clear day. Ok, I just could not take it anymore I love your artwork, so I decided to step out of my box. I whinned to Glenny and she let me switch into your journaling class in Las Vegas.
I read your new book Creativetime and Space,it was great. See you in Vegas.

Denise said...

Ok! sorry about the mistake a guess Creative Time and Space Is Not Your book but I still love it.

patti said...

It IS as if we are all in a huge circle holding hands! Both of mine are in the circle too, giving and receiving!

I read Rice's books too and it was wonderful learning from some of your creative wisdom.

Thank you for your generosity of spirit and all that you share here. I look forward to every post!

I hope you are able to keep a peaceful mind amongst all the emotional Christmas turbulence.

lilasvb said...

powerfull post

rebecca said...

right beside you
beautiful girl...

mairedodd said...

that is a beautiful sentiment, and i will for sure use that visualization so as not to get swept away in the outgoing tide...

Clare Wassermann said...

I shall remember - thank you x

Lynn said...

Judy, your foggy scene is so lovely. I'm glad you went out to capture it with your camera.

And yes, lots of mixed emotions in this season of heightened spirits...some so good it hurts and some so sad, well that hurts too. Nice to know we all hold hands in this inner circle and hold each other up. I really do feel that here. Thanks for putting yours out there.

The Gypsy said...

Very heart warming, I guess this foggy feeling remains with us most days and its nice to have a hand or two to hold on to.
Great shot.

dosfishes said...

Sometimes you can wear the fog like
a cloak of warmth and ride out the storm.

For me this is always a time of loss, for those who are no longer with us even as it is a celebration of family and what is to come as we nurture that kernel in the darkness until Spring.

Blessings to you gentle soul in this holiday season.

Corrine

xo

Chris said...

That picture...it's so haunting...
It makes me feel isolated.
I lost my dad in September, the holidays will never be the same... I do need a hand to hold.

postcards from... said...

i would love to imagine we are holding hands

thinking of you
xox

Sharon said...

Yes we are holding hands and I'm thinking about all those in the circle of friends. Thanks for that. Squeezing......your hand

Ocean Lotus said...

that is a lovely sentiment ms. wise...really your words are so comforting, i hope you feel the warmth coming back to you...

jblack designs said...

Lovely thought ... lovely photo.

Thank you for keeping the circle going.

Laura said...

I saw your wonderful, haunting almost, photo and read your post and the first thing that popped into my head was the song "The Times They are a Changing" by Bob Dylan. That's how my head and my heart is feeling this season. So I reach my hands out to you and the rest of the community here for some reassurance that goes both ways.

La Dolce Vita said...

congratulations on your new book!

Eileen W. said...

This is a beautiful image- the inner net. :)

Leslie said...

What a beautiful post Judy. I love the thought of an inner net and all of us holding hands.

xo

Anonymous said...

Your post meant a lot to me at this time as I am having a wave of emotions. Lots of tears.

Pancho Villa said...

judy babydoll, that golden net you cast out into the waters for all of us is a dear and precious thing.
xo multiplied by 1000

rivergardenstudio said...

Your words are so beautiful here...and misty fog and those bare, reaching branches are so touching... I am loving these soft cloudy days in the Pacific Northwest as well, such a contrast to the turmoil in December days... Mostly what I wanted to say though, is I love your work in your new book "Creative Time and Space" Each piece that you have chosen seems to show the pathway of being a woman. Roxanne

femminismo said...

It has been so foggy, hasn't it? We drove in and out of it last night. Thanks for the recommendation to hold hands. We can all use that bit of support so we don't take any tumbles.

And so it goes... said...

Beautiful idea...a loving net, hand in hand...shoring each other up, keeping everyone afloat. what a perfect vision of community...

Dawn E. Shepherd said...

Judy- I love the image and your words. You are right in that some of us struggle to understand the waves of emotions we feel at this time of year. Thanks-I'll also be holding your hand for this one.
Much love and light to you my friend,
Dawn

dlien said...

Thank you for holding my hand...I need it....

Stephanie Lee said...

Inner net....love that...and here we are all standing together, holding hands across time and space, weaving the web of love and support that keeps us all from hitting the hard ground when the tightrope disappears from our toe-grip. Right hand up, left hand down...giving, receiving.
oxoxox

MB Shaw said...

Perfect idea. Love it. Hope you have a wonderful holiday, sweet one.
xoxo

PaperPumpkin said...

Thank you. Your post is beautiful and really does make me feel better, stronger through these emotions...Happy New Year to you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Judy My name is Sandra and I feel you have really touched me.I read your story in Art Doll and I so feel the same way. I mad a doll in school at ayoung age ad have never forgotten her. I too am an artaholic!!!!!
I have looked at you blog and got a real lump in my throt looking at the pics. I too amstanding on the rock with you.
I lost my dad last year in Mar. and this holiday season has been very nice but sad. I really mis him.
I am so glad I read about you as it ha touched me deeply. Thank you Judy.