Still Life…..

The definition of a still life photo is : a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which are either natural (food,flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks, shells, etc.) or man-made.
The interesting fact is that “Still-Life” is my favorite type of art, but it is not the way I want to live anymore. Like this sunflower I have been called bright, a loner, & I have even been told to “be still”!. Often it is said that we as humans need to “be still” and let the universe speak to us. My question is..at what point do you stop being still? I know that we are currently in a pandemic, but I am at a point in my life where I have exhausted being still and I am ready to act. I am ready to act on all the things I have always wanted to do. I have always wanted to live life freely with no cares in the world, I have always wanted to just pick up and go when I wanted to find new adventures, I have always wanted to be in a field of sunflowers and just appreciate the gift of life, and I have always wanted to just wake up everyday and do at least one thing I love.
The last 11 years of my life I have been still, I have lived for others, and I have not been entirely happy. I know that I am blessed, but I could be happier. My goal this summer and the rest of my life is to stop being still, because like this sunflower I have imperfections, I have broken parts of me, I have ugly parts of me, but I am still LIVING, and as long as I am living I will enjoy all the arts of life.I plan to capture all the still moments this summer while I am living in the moment. My art has been and will forever be my healing place. Whether it is writing, poetry, or a still photo I am just going to enjoy it all. I will no longer place energy into things or people that do not serve the positive wave I am on internally. I may have to remove myself from some places and some people, but it will all be worth it in the end. I am encouraging you to stop holding back, stop being still, and open your eyes to all the possibilities.

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