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.

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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

6 comments:

Lela said...

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

will miss you!
xoxoxo
lela
(lrstech)

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: http://www.evatree.com/shiningstar.html
xoxo

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.