Y4 – Day 122 – Transformation

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” ~e.e. cummings

Cinderella has always been my favorite tale of rags to riches and how love, kindness and “fairy” help can transform you. I consider the “fairy” character an allegory, part spiritual and  part serendipity, for the awakening of aspiration and possibility.

 My Fair Lady is also a Cinderella story, a woman transformed essentially, by love.

I love to take something and make it different, my own, perhaps better or brighter. That’s why I love to paint furniture, knick knacks and color in my coloring books with pencils and markers. There is transformation and satisfaction in taking a page and filling in the lines with your color palettes of your mind. This is why I love to frequently move furniture around, to my husband’s chagrin. I suppose it is why I like to write and read as the words play and dance, confirming, validating and expressing action, emotion and truths.

When I lived in Farmingdale, NY, straight out of college, in a WWII upper apartment on Main St, I painted and stenciled the claw foot bath tub with orange and yellow flower clusters so it would match the old wallpaper I wasn’t allowed to remove. I distressed the high ceiling walls’ millwork. I painted an old vanity table, I still have today, to match an antique rose pitcher and basin I owned.

Maybe today is a great day for moving ourselves closer to the change we want to see.

Affirm: I intend I vibrate with the many subtle hues of the sunset and exude the powerful energy of the sunrise. – Cecilia

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.” —Mark Twain

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