This photo is in my head and I am going to try to understand why. It feels like the 1920’s to me shiny and sleek and yet old expensive and classy like a commercial that this car should be parked in front of a beautiful old house by the sea – aha ha that’s where I am. I used to dream of living in an old house by the sea. With acres of fields to walk through and the friendly village a short walk away – an idyllic place to live. And I would be a writer or an artist working in my studio and coming out to work in my garden and spend time with my dear ones cooking in a big old kitchen with a beautiful aged wood table and we would carry our plates outside and eat on the patio, lots of laughter and drinking wine. Mmm .. images in my head that developed over time after reading lots of romantic novels and lovely stories that take place in Scotland. Ideas that I pictured of how I could live my life. Very drastic comparison between there and here. Here being the way I live my life now. What can I do to make some changes? Do I want to make changes? Is this image of an idyllic life still the same image? There is also an image of living in a sparse uncluttered modern city loft. I think the two things I see in common here are a studio. A haven. A room for me. Hmm maybe that’s where this journaling post is going. Yes and the colors!! For 53 years I have said “if I have to choose a favorite color..I suppose it would be ROBINS EGG BLUE” why the heck can’t I say robins egg blue is my favorite color. It doesn’t mean I have to change my wardrobe and redecorate my house and it doesn’t mean that I can’t love other colors as well.
I approached the photo journaling exercise a little differently. I had a photo in my head and didn’t know why. I pasted the photo in a word doc and started writing immediately. My writing is very internalized and doesn’t share much with others, but it came right out of me and so I am sharing it with my class mates. I think that Kat will be pleased to see what powerful results her prompt to photo journal had for me. I will definitely do this again. As a follow up, after writing this I received an email the next day. It was a newsletter regarding an on line class about creating your own HAVEN.
I just L-O-V-E synchronous events. They always seem to happen when you are on the right course.