How are you holding up, my friend? Are you finding ways to keep yourself challenged and motivated during these uncertain times? I’m learning that surviving a pandemic requires a LOT of patience and mental fortitude. Both patience and mental fortitude are uniquely individual traits, and, like the projected waves of the virus, they seem to repeatedly wax and wane. Predicting the “ebbs” in patience and mental fortitude requires a good deal of self-awareness. In my case, I’ve realized that my mood dips rather severely just before bedtime. That’s the time when things seem bleakest to me. And, maybe surprisingly, that’s also the time when I’m most tempted to check back into the news to see if there’s anything new to be learned…which is, invariably, a BAD idea! Along the way, I’ve discovered (rediscovered?) that the power of art and imagination is my best medicine.
The Power of Art and Imagination
Takes me from feeling like this…
To a Better Place
(Even if I have to hitch a ride to get there!)
And by “hitch a ride”, yes, sometimes I cheat and use feel-good news stories or bed-time stories, like the one below, to get there:
“Creativity takes courage.”Henri Matisse