Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Shapeshifting -

Barbara Spiller writes of her son when he was four. He worked  with crayons and markers and  announced he was drawing a rooster. Then, he turned the paper around, added a few strokes, and said it was a locomotive.

She says, "Similarly, my work as a psychotherapist involves heightening awareness and encouraging openness; looking at what else is possible rather than clinging to what was, or what isn't!  In changing one's relationship to the material, seeing something differently - whether the paint and image of the artist or the historical/experimental stuff of the personality - transformation can occur.  Seeing old material in a new context, letting go of rigid interpretations, allows for fresh meaning and movement, shifting us closer to what might be."

Today I was looking at a bush.  I saw one little bird, then, two, three, four, and more.  The tree was filled with birds that my eyes did not at first see.   Earlier, I saw four quail walking down my street.  Slowly, they slipped into the brush.   I look now at air;  I look between the leaves.  What am I missing?   What can I create?

Here is my poem for today.

the water in the bay moves in and out

while the trees reflect

still in their stance

essence conducts soul -

fish in the dance. 


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