There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
- George Gordon Byron
This quote speaks to me these days.
I've been feeling the need to detach myself from
all of this social media stuff lately.
I had a wonderful conversation with a friend over the weekend
and i was reminded of how easy it is
to lose focus of what really matters.
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,
hashtag this and that...
these things so don't matter to me.
Some may feel more connected to the world
when they use social media - but i don't
so i'm bailing out completely for a while.
I will still be blogging though - just very little of anything else.
Life is calling me. :-)
Solitary walks in the woods matter to me.
A good coffee with a good book.
An hour of painting or writing.
Listening to music with my son.
Face to face conversation with a good friend,
like the one i had over the weekend...
(watercolour on a tag)
I think it's so easy to get caught up
in someone else's wave
and to begin comparing ourselves to others.
Amy Winehouse... gel pen on paper (in my journal)
Comparing ourselves to others is never good.
we all have our own way of being in the world...
Those of you who are not social media fanatics
are still worthy of being heard...
Your stories still matter.
And if you're not driving the best car
or wearing the best jeans
or connected to the right people
or carrying the best purse...
you are still ok
and part of the whole.
One life is worth as much as the other.
This drawing was inspired by something i saw on-line
a few weeks ago,
and i don't remember where i saw it or who the illustrator was...
drawings like these are so much fun to sketch...
I sent out these 2 prints this morning,
to a lovely soul who purchased them on Etsy.
Makes me happy to know my art
makes someone else happy. :-)
wishing you a day
filled with awesomeness.