Friday, May 04, 2007

Today is one of those wonderful, if few blessed days were I get to stay home and work, read, study and work and study some more... in peace.
Fridays are when I can wake up and sit for a bit, without my mind, or my children nagging me to hurry up with everything I do. There's no erratic sense of jumpiness, as I try to do it all, no feelings of disappointments, because I didn't accomplish every goal I wrote in stone for myself that day. I still do everything I normally do all week...feed and care for 15 assorted birds, dogs, lizards, turtle and cat, and there's still the kids and daily housework, but its on My terms.

On any other day I lug my laden canvas bags of study and work "On the Go". That means sketching and writing on benches in, or outside the skating rink as I wait for my children. It means finding a somewhat shady spot in a nearby parking lot. It means working with a drawing board propped against my steering wheel, while I wait four, or five hours for my teens to visit with their friends. They don't yet drive, and its too far to go back to our house and then come back again to pick them up. Time is creativity and an opportunity for growth and I hate to waste what precious little I may have.
Today I finally read The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

When I first read the inside cover of The Invention of Hugo Cabret I was intrigued. By the time I finished it two hours later I was almost newly born. That's the effect great stories have on me, the ability to touch my heart, open my mind to our human-ness, and set my soul free to wander down hidden and almost forgotten corridors.
To find out more about Hugo Cabret click the following link.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


You must be a really fast reader to read a book in two hours!

I am having a wonderful Friday too. . .similiar to yours. It feels so good to finally have a day of rest and to just do what I want!


1:25 PM  
Blogger Vivian said...

Oh, Sherry,

I just couldn't put this one down. It made me cry in places, it made me touch places in my heart I thought were lost.

Vivian ;)

2:23 PM  

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