Hi all y’all,
Hurricane Isaac is now Tropical Storm Isaac. I was a little too nervous to write before and during the storm. Mostly, I just waited him out. Everyone handles situations differently. My husband went out and cleaned the storm drains on our street when there was a break in the wind. I just waited. My daughter had everyone over for beer and board games because they still had power. I just waited. What was the best thing to do? I guess you have to follow your heart.
While I was waiting, I thought about painting. I worked on this all day yesterday. It is called, “Let it Begin with Me”. Today, I think she may be called, “Follow Your Heart”. I am sure it will all become clear when she is done.
Big changes during the painting. She started out looking like a white girl in the 70’s and changed to a prayerful African-American woman. She isn’t finished yet.
Maggie painted along side of me most of the day. She told me when she finishes a painting she always sings a little song. The end of it was… let your imagination sing. 4 years old is such a nice, open age … but not without concerns.
Maggie asked for a canvas the same shape as I was working on. I gave her a smaller canvas with the same shape.
Yesterday, Maggie asked me for some advice.
She said, “I have a feeling to stomp evil rabbits, and I don’t know why.”
I said, “Look in your heart and see how you would feel if you stomped the rabbits. What does your heart tell you?”
To my surprise, Maggie replied, ” My heart wants me to stomp evil rabbits.”
I told her, “Well, I think you should follow your heart. That is all we can do.”
… Follow your heart, because that is all we can do.
With a prayerful, loving heart,
Disclaimer: No imaginary evil rabbits were stomped or harmed in any way. I hope they were persuaded to change their evil ways in a gentler manner.