Friday, March 15, 2013

going from 0 to 60 in a matter of seconds.

Hello peeps.

Sometimes, i wish i was less sensitive.

(acrylic on canvas - for sale on ETSY soon!)

I woke up this morning feeling calm and peaceful,
ready to greet the day.

Then i went for my usual morning walk
and in a certain part of my small neighbourhood,
i saw a couple fighting on their front porch.

They often do.

She was screaming at him.
He was screaming at her.

At 7:30am.

I walked faster to get away from the awkwardness.

I can't imagine beginning the day
with screaming at someone.

But they can.
They do.

And i thought about how different 

everyone's normal is.
As i continued my walk,
i saw birds fighting one another...

a smaller bird trying to attack two crows,
obviously protecting its young.

Then i heard barking dogs in the distance.

I wondered if everyone's mood
was affected by the lack of color here lately.

The dirty snow.
the lack of green.
of flowers.
of chirping, happy birds...

(photo taken yesterday - when it was sunny! See the melting dirty snow!? Yay!)

I went from feeling calm
to feeling anxious & frustrated
in a matter of minutes.
Only because of what was happening
around me.
Or rather, because of my reaction
to what was happening.

I suppose if i were less sensitive to the bad things,
i'd be less sensitive to the good things too...
So i continued my walk, slowly,
calming myself down again, 
and trying to be grateful for the day.
For life the way it is.

the good, the bad and the ugly. :-)

And i secretly wished i was more like Jack...



  1. We soak up what's around us and you are right it is all a balance really. Let's hope the couple got it all out in the open and settled down to a better rest-of-day.

  2. I think our sensitivity helps us appreciate the beauty in the ordinary, everyday things. :)
    (and it makes us better artists, too!!)
    Lovely painting!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  3. Love your angel and your sensitivity, it's what makes us artists and creates how we experience the world. HUGS and HPPF!

  4. There's a real lesson here. It's a reminder for all of us to remember that what we say and do really affect other people. We can ruin someone's day or we can bring delight. I love your acrylic angel painting.

  5. Beautiful painting.
    Happy PPF, Annette x

  6. I like your sensitive angel. She looks like she listening thoughtfully about everything around her.

  7. what a great post...your painting really conveys the emotion you are talking about. and love the ending with Jack! On the up side, I heard birds singing their hearts out today, so spring really is on the way. Thanks for sharing! happy PPF!

  8. What an incredible moving blog post! Your Angel is lovely! Very moving. I totally understand how you felt and feel. It's amazing how peoples energy can effect us. Your blog post has made me stop and think. I will have to think about this more and visit tomorrow. wow!

  9. Environment plays a huge role in mood I think and we have such a calm household amongst the madness that i find myself being put out of sorts when confronted with aggression and general meanness... I kind of like that it effects me though as it means it isn't part of my everyday life... so maybe you should take it as a positive... have a better weekend...xx

  10. Great post, so true! Lol that Jack Nicholson image! :-D
    Love your sensitive looking winged creature, so touching! <3

  11. Your pensive/sensitive angel is rich with substance!! I need solace and avoid negative energy at all costs!Sorry you had to witness that! Sad for that couple. I can only imagine how that the day will end!!
    Run to the peace my dear!

    Hugs Giggles

  12. Pauline your angel painting is such a great piece, such feeling and emotion in this! Great to visit here again and read your words, I love how you share little moments of your day and your photos to go with it, sounds like quite a walk, a lot of agitation around you! I hope you enjoy much calm and peace this week-end and smell the first signs of Spring trying to edge in. I love to listen to the first birds singing in the morning, a first sign of Spring at our door!

  13. Pauline, I used to think like that too, until I Read "The Highly Sensitive Person" and realized there was a place in the world for me :)

  14. I really like your orange and green figure painting.... also the blue version. Great composition and sensitivity.