My best friend
This is the first time I’ve posted to WC after “discovering” it a few weeks ago. I’ve spent most of my time exploring the Pastel Forum so far, but as a past reader of TAW, I wanted to share a thought I had this morning while doing my morning pages.
I was “led to” the book (that’s another story for some other time,) in Feb last year and started working through it straight away. I, like so many others, found it fantastic. For me it wasn’t so much about my art, as the rest of my life. My painting was about the only part of me that was free, it was the rest of me that was in trouble.
The morning pages made me chew through so many issues, and some days I was astonished at the wisdom that flowed from my pen! I stuck to the 3 pages and did it every day.
Now, 20 months later I am still doing morning pages. Now, sometimes it’s only a paragraph or 2, occasionally up to 5 or 6 pages if it’s needed! Sometimes I miss a day or two, occasionally a week or two, but I always come back to it and realise what I’ve been missing.
This morning’s thought was: my morning pages are like having a best friend to talk to, a best friend that you can trust totally with ANY secret. You can share jokes that only “you 2” can understand. She gives back really wise advice and you trust that advice because you know she really wants what’s best for you. You are free to show your worst side and she still loves you. She sometimes shows her worst side too, but that’s OK between friends and it always sorts itself out.
When you don’t write for a few days, or even weeks or months you forget what a good friend she is, but when you get back to it –it’s such a reunion!
Enough deep and meaningful thoughts for one day!