Week 6: The Heart
Year 2021. What does it mean to you? To Addie and I, it is full of hope and promise. It is a turning point. The beginning of the end of a pandemic. The end of a volatile presidency and a return to sensible governance. The end of quarantines, isolation, and social distancing and a return to physical human interaction. We will once again congregate, gather with those we love, see them up close, touch and feel again … not in an impersonal virtual space, but in the very real and beautiful world.
The sixth theme for the new year is the heart.
My heart got to thumping. You can’t reason with your heart; it has its own laws, and thumps about things which the intellect scorns.Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
Time hasn’t spoiled her heart.
It cracks the cocoon
that is her body open.
The wind won’t break her wings
that have laughed
and cried for flying.
She does not shrink from rake or plough
Or the harvest that is her bounty.
She casts her net under a marble moon
into a sea of hope and longing.
ABOUT THE PAINTING & POETRY PROJECT
We want to celebrate 2021 with an outpouring of creativity and optimism!
We’ve selected 52 themes (one theme per week for the year), and each week for 2021, I will write a poem and Addie will paint a painting inspired by that theme.
This is the sort of big project that artists live for … where we can say what we yearn to say. Big picture stuff. Heart wrenching stuff. Expect surprises, love, and a passion for life.
Check out Addie’s art studio — Studio Alchemy:
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