Sharing My Journey
Finding examples of miracles in my life:
I begin a new painting. I play with perspective. Some like my skewed views and others criticize them. They say I'm technically immature, or they say I'm advanced beyond my years. I decide it's not a good idea for me to pay attention to what "they" think. Vitality could be lost in an attempt to make every line do what it's supposed to do. If I copy what I see and I copy it well, but it's not passionate, then what have I achieved?
I'm tired of pleasing others and that’s a miracle. If there's one place I'm not going to satisfy everyone else it's on my canvas. I have a place where there are no rules and no people I care to appease. It's the one place where I feel completely free. It's the place where only what I want matters. I'm impervious to judgments and criticisms. Think or say what you want about what I create. I don't care. You can't touch me here.
I have a place where I can go where everyone else’s opinion doesn’t matter and that is one gigantic miracle. Maybe, by modern day standards, my miracle isn’t “big enough” to qualify as a miracle? Maybe, the idea of a “religious” miracle seems like an accident or chance? I guess it depends on your definition of a modern day miracle. For me, when God moves and changes my life, that’s a miracle for yesterday, modern day and tomorrow. My miracles come stripped of “religious” expectations: God can love anyone (including me) from anywhere without rules and restrictions. When it comes to simple, straight forward, unadulterated modern day miracles, I’m a believer!