Sunday, October 29, 2006

a prayer to grow wings

i spent a couple hours painting in the studio, time just for me. this is what came out. i can't say i like it or i don't like it. it felt good putting paint to paper and now i'm moving on.

For years and years I struggled
just to love my life. And then

the butterfly
rose, weightless, in the wind.
"Don't love your life
too much," it said,

and vanished
into the world.
---Mary Oliver


Lela said...

hey girl, where did you go over at lj? you coming back or just here?

will miss you!

Lela said...

ps. love this entry!

tararossstudios said...

I so love this!!!! So much imagery for intrepretation and thought.

Pam said...

Katie, I missed you at LJ and came looking for you and what do I find but a beautiful painting and a wish to grow wings. I was just listening to this song and thinking about growing wings myself. Here you go:

Jen said...

Ditto what Lela and Pam said ... are ya comin' back or should I bookmark this journal?

alex said...

I love what this painting says to me. It makes me feel centered in myself. Oh, and GIRL! That is so not easy...

I love Mary Oliver. and she "gets you" beautifully.