But here I am today. I find myself at Telegraph Harbour Marina on Thetis Island. We spent the night before at Wallace Island, which was beautiful with great walks, but no ammenities. I got all excited about the prospects of having a cooked meal at a restaurant and low and behold, there is no restaurant or even grocery store! What island that has lots of residences does not even have a grocery store? Consequently, we had porridge (with raisins) for dinner last night. I found I was a little pout-y and did not want to stay another night here because our provisions were low. But after I painted out my moodiness, we (I) decided that we would suffer (lol) it out and eat noodles tonight, so we can paddle our canoe up the canal tonight and do a big hike here to the top of a mountain that over looks a beautiful sheep and goat farm. I am such a ninny!
So I am laying here at 11:30 still in bed, but busy writing up a storm (have been up since 5:00).
This was the last painting I made. I love her. She makes my heart sing. I called her "You Can Lead A Fish To Water." I never know why a title comes to me but I love that part. The fish, whom I adore, looks a little sickly. I got to thinking that I could apply that fish to my life. What does that fish need to do to get better? Well, it is not for me to say, really. I need to concern myself with what I need to do to make my life better. I can not busy myself with what I arrogantly think anyone else needs to do with their life. It just distracts me from my main concern which is the "my" in my life.
I often think about the fact hat no one can tell me what to do. I must learn it for myself. That is the only way that I accept the truth. Otherwise, I am like "yeah yeah, whatever". Who does so and so think they are that they know so much more than me. So if I have some gems of wisdom to share, it better be by applying those gems to my own life. If others can see that what I am doing is working and I am truly happy than they may want to know what it is that I am doing and they may ask. Other than that, I am learning it is not place to advise anyone.
This is hard when it is your kids, even if they are adults and doing just fine without your pearls of wisdom. Somehow I think I know something that may help them even more. And the truth is, I don't! I have to mind my own business. So when I look at this painting that is the message I get. You can lead a dehydrated fish to water, but they need to be the one to take the plunge So flip flop little fish...the sea is your canvas! What are you going to do with it?
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." ~ Steve Jobs