Thursday, April 14, 2011

Haiku my heart - Jelly fish

pulsing hypnotic
orange contrasts against blue
tentacles aglow
I can't believe I haven't written in such a long time again!  I have been working hard to give myself permission to just "do my best"- which feels awfully inadequate these days.  As many of you know, I work a regular full time job as a therapist, am raising two small children, teach, and try to make and sell artwork in order to keep my creative life vibrant.  The last two weeks have been teaching weekends- which means my weekends are full of teaching 8 hour day classes.  So, of course my poor little blog (and artistic endeavors) have suffered.  

To celebrate the completion of the class, we took the family to Monterey Bay Aquarium. .  It was my son's first time.  I so love it there and wanted to spend my time pointing out all of my favorite fish to my little ones.  Unfortunately,I spent most of the trip chasing my daughter.  After much exasperation, I grabbed her in front of this jelly fish tank and told her that if she were to run away one more time, we would leave the aquarium immediately.  I explained how frightened I become when she is out of my sight.  She looked in my eyes as she tried to wiggle out of my grasp. I hardly got to look at the jellyfish... or the beautiful sea horses that I had been excited all week about seeing.  Oh well.  Maybe next time... 

I did want to share one of my daughter's new drawings of a water fairy!  I just think it is beautiful.  She totally captured a curtsy.  These are the images that now fill my psyche with joy. 
Although it would still be nice to enjoy the occasional jellyfish or seahorse.

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