There have been one or two key points in life when I’ve been working on something so deep that words cannot express or even begin to access the greater implications or meaning. I am going through another one of those phases these days, and have been for perhaps a year.
It’s not a disease. If anything, it’s closer to the inner transformation I’ve read about from women who ‘hibernate’ at the start of perimenopause only to re-emerge several years later at the dawn of true menopause with their ‘true selves’ fully engaged. Whatever that means, or whatever that may be. Because while I take all of those words seriously, I also find them pretentiously hilarious.
That’s my viewpoint of the juxtaposition within life: always the fool, never the fool, never fooled, often fooled. I know what I know when I know it, and until then I know nothing. And often when I do know, I mostly know I know nothing.
I don’t know, for example, what those sentences mean. But I do know, that when I work deep, diving into art helps shed light. Guided by intuition, I wield a mean pair of scissors and create vision boards. And – total non-sequitur – the Grammarly plugin keeps trying to get me to change collage to college.
Collage (aka the #visionboard #actionboard #dreamboard of the #lawofattraction approach to life) at it’s very basic is rummaging through magazines, cutting or tearing out cool things, and slapping them onto a poster board.
Some people set clear goals for their boards: I want to own a big house and have a fancy car.
I rarely have a specific goal in mind when creating a vision board, and am more looking to give voice to or express a deep feeling or desire.
Of course, I had to buy all of the supplies because who subscribes to magazines anymore? It’s like writing a check or reading the newspaper – I rarely, if ever do these things that used to be normal.
In the end, I have five total vision boards to share. Perhaps you’ll find clues to where WordStorm Casserole and I are heading, perhaps not. I’m still not sure, so any insight you have should prove interesting at least.
That’s the thing about my vision boards; they touch something deep, and words and actions come later, if at all. Often times, it’s enough to have expressed the desire.
First up is “There’s More Day.”
Number two in line is “Perfectly Imperfect.”
Third in the series is “Leaping Into”
Next is “Come Alive.”
These four were created about two weeks ago over the span of two hours. And then this Sunday, the final collage is “Boundless Potential.”
So, what do you think?
Do you see any themes?