Thursday, December 2, 2010

On Advent: More Than Expectancy

Very few people we meet or talk to are ever willing to name themselves creators. And some who do, defame it. All manner of reasons are given: it's unfair to those who do it well, to those who make their wage by it, to those 'called' to it, educated for it, who are welcomed around it ...
And whatever we still wrestle with in our own identity, we resist in others. Confidence, joy, creativity, making time to be and do and prioritize these aspects of our identity - all of this stirs at the deepest aches in us. In who we are.
It's meant to. It's a hunger on purpose, so that we feast on him and don't die starving ourselves of who we were meant to be. But a famished person is easily offended by someone feasting on what they most won't let themselves enjoy.

We must let ourselves enjoy....

I am guest posting at the lovely Emily's In the Hush of the Moon today. To read more of what I wrote you can click here.

{one of my artists in residence}

8 comments:

AndiMae said...

Breathtakingly beautiful. Really really lovely and just what I needed to hear. Love you!
xo

Misha Leigh. said...

Thank yo, again, sweet lady. You are one of my favourite artists! True story. : )

Chelle said...

I have read this 3 times now. And I feel like I could keep reading it every day for the rest of the month...it is take your breath away, exquisite.

I just read your comment to Andi...and must agree you both are two of my very favorite artists, and sources of beauty and inspiration.

Chelle said...

P.S. Can I just say how very much I love each and every picture of your happy home...it so tangibly reflects the beauty of your soul, dear friend!

Mama Abby said...

i just wrote a long comment at emily's...i hope could read the full thing there...

gorgeous...i loved it so, so, so and it was a warm, loving hug.

thank you new friend:) abby:)

Jessica said...

I tried to leave this comment yesterday and couldn't- this truly is the most encouraging thing I have read lately- and that says a lot as I am currently reading L'Engle! :-) Have it printed and hanging where I can dwell on it! Thank-you!!

emily wierenga said...

Thank you so much for posting on my blog, friend. You bless.

Misha Leigh. said...

@ Mama Abby - Thank you so much! : )

@ Jessica - That may be the highest compliment I could be paid. : ) You are so sweet.

@ Emily - Any time, friend. It was an honour!