Word for 2013
I usually have a word for the year by now. There are so many good ones out there. Last year’s was a twofer, a combo of 2011 and 2012: Fearless Action. In retrospect, I guess they were appropriate. I needed to be fearless to deal with my husband’s illness and subsequent death and I needed to act, big time, to see that he got the care he needed. To say that my reserves were drained would put it mildly. I needed and appreciated all the support I received from family and friends. Still, I wanted those words to be about making art, living my life. So, now what? It’s been 5 months of trying to normalize my life. I need a really good word for this work! The thought just struck me, why stop at one? Maybe I need a different word every week! So, here goes: RESTORE.
I need to restore order in my life. If that means having regular hours, then I will set my alarm and actually get up! I need to attend to the mental, emotional and physical clutter that sometimes paralyzes me. I need to restore active art making that is so much of who I am. And, I need to restore my physical being which makes everything I do possible. Finally, in spite of wanting to just rattle on, I must have some restorative sleep; good night!