Change is Constant
I just had a challenging few weeks. I was excited to start painting again after the Christmas break, but then I got sick starting on New Years and did not feel up to much for two weeks. Then just as I started to get better my son got sick for two weeks. And in that time my uncle died in a sudden accident which was really sad. (We are all doing fine now).
The only constant is change. It seems that in order for there to be creation, there always needs to be a time of rest, change or some type of death (even if it’s death to old thoughts or to old furniture). Looking at ancient history you see that even very advanced civilizations did not survive in a static way forever – the only reminder we may have of their existence today is a mound of dirt and a few artifacts.
I think when life is in the creative part of a cycle, it’s good to establish your goals and a routine so that when change occurs, as it inevitably will, you will have something to hold on to. Like a line from one of my favourite poems, Desiderata (author unknown): “Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.”