Please listen to the music
I was lost
but now I'm found
and for this I am thankful.
It took just one HIGH tea date
in an enchanting, candle lit corner of my city
with the GORGEOUS Suzanne from Privet and Holly
and a thrilling virtual visit to Erin's ART AND GARDENS
where I finally found my wings
Since childhood, I was always told that there was either an artistic and FUNKY BeNt to a person's life
or a FIXED "intelligent" stability to one's character.
WEll, I was pegged into the artistic CORNER of life since I was old enough to hold a crayon in my hand and charm my parents with silly scribbles
and WOW the family with my interesting Spanish vocabulary that sent them scurrying to the dictionary to find that my babbles were grammatically PRECISE.
As an educator however, I was quickly forbidden on the "other side" of the DIVIDING LINE, often placed in a certain category with comments such as, "Oh, she's the ARTSY teacher."
"She teaches her students language arts through theatre?"
"Hmmmph! I do it the RIGHT WAY."
To my chagrin, the evil eye
and twisted maxims of culture
have left me confused about the validity of my GRAY MATTER.
However, seeing Suzanne and listening to her MIND
and learning about what she is passionate about
reminded me that you can be both
and HIGHLY INTELLIGENT at the same time.
I pondered this even further when I returned Erin's visit one day and saw this on her sidebar:
is just intelligence
TOUCHÉ. NOW that's a new TRANSLATION that has helped me FIND my way back where I belong.
Thank you, Suzanne and Erin.
Please go take a peek at Erin's BEAUTIFUL paintings
visit Suzanne's ELOQUENT writing style
and give THANKS for who you are.
Wings for Victoria Secret by Danielle Rech Horse
Model Photography by the genius Swede Sølve Sundsbø
Original paintings of white horses used with permission by the artist, Erin, from Erin's Art and Gardens
Me in a little sombrero con mi mama circa 1960
Original drawing by Anita Castles Crowns and Cottages ©