Monday, October 26, 2015
I am the Diva Challenge - 'Cairns'
Today's challenge really resonated with me because of the rocks. I mean, cairns are an incredible thing, but a bit overwhelming for me. So I picked out a memory of using rocks that brings peace of mind. Buddhists build 'stupas' to house memories or spirits. I remember one day in autumn I sat on a peninsula at Old Mission on Lake Michigan in the midst of the lake on either side,building a stupa-like pile of rocks like I'd seen in pictures. I remember the light of the day, the shimmering fields in the distance at shore, and the feel of putting together this marker saying I had been there and existed that day, and the mystery of how long my stupa would stand. Would it be years? A week? Would it fall down? I shall never know and that is a beautiful God given moment of being in the moment. I have been struggling with my artistic pursuits and what I'm doing, and today's challenge was such a peaceful release. Thanks for all of your kind words everyone. Because of your kindness I stopped being so hard on myself and just be me. Thank you.