Photograph by: Karen Holmes
"To become truly immortal a work of art must escape all human limits:
logic and common sense will only interfere.
But once those barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood
visions and dreams."
- Giorgio De Chirico
How many times is something begun, and for one of a million reasons, our paths veer and flow in another direction? We often question such diversions. We say things like: Must my child grow up so soon? Must I pause with my education? Must I say good bye right now? Must I give up my dream? Of course we say those things to ourselves, and from there those questions either become a stepping stone or sticking point. To my way of thinking, they are perfect stepping stones to rather interesting answers that begin with "Yes, and." Yes, and I will become witness to my child's graduation or the birth of their child. Yes, and I will become a student of life and return to finish my degree later. Yes, and I will hold that person in my heart forever and be grateful. Yes, and I will create a new dream, and in doing so, respectfully give a kind nod to my old dream that helped me along my way.
Often our lives are about acknowledging, appreciating and using experiences to grow our confidence to welcome the next vision and dream - for when we simply say: "Yes, and..."