Aging Woman As Muse
I AM THE ONE WHO is looking back on your childhood and youthful experiences - looking for the stories that need to be told.
I AM THE ONE WHO is always amazed at how quickly the sands of time seem to slip through the hour glass of life. I AM THE ONE WHO whispers bits of stories in your ear as you dream.I AM THE ONE WHO loves to pause and reflect.I AM THE ONE WHO lives to see your dream of being a writer come to life. WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO GIVE ME?
I give you permission to stop often - to reflect, to dream, to write, and to tell your stories
I give you saged advice to make the most of each fleeting moment for life is too short and uncertain to waste a single moment.
WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?I want you to do as your favorite saying instructs: "Dance as if no one were watching, Sing as if no one were listening, and Live every day as if it were your last."
I want you to write those stories and share them with the ones who matter most.
I want you to use the gifts that were planted as seeds in your childhood to grow gardens of your own unique artistry and writing.
HOW WILL I REMEMBER?
Every time you spend time with one of your grandchildren, you will be gifted with another memory of your own childhood.
Every time you sit down to write or create, your creative garden will offer you sensory delights to feed your soul - remembrances of scents of flowers, visions of childhood play, sounds of childhood laughter and the touch of a breeze that is as gentle as a mother's breath on her babe's cheek.
You will know that I am here to guide you through the next phases of your life because the pull of the muse is undeniable -- and I am that muse.
The Waiter/WatcherCommunity SuitI AM THE ONE WHO...I am the one who waits and watches - day after day...I am the one who longs for dinners together...I am the one who settles for moments instead of hours...I am the one who hears the tic-tic-toc and tries to shut out the sound of time fleeting by ...I am the one who says nothing when dinners are missed and hours are lost....I am the one who has tried everything and can do no more. WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO GIVE ME?I give you the knowledge that if the relationship fails, you can look in the mirror and say that you have honestly done all that you can do - that you've tried your best.I give you permission to remove the tape that prevents you from speaking up for yourself.WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?I want you to stop putting your needs on hold.I want you to give yourself permission to do what makes you happy and fills your creative spirit with joy.I want you to remember all of the hard work that you did in therapy to meet his demands for change in order to save your marriage... and then,I want you to know in your heart that it takes two people working and changing - not just one.I want you to live your life and love it!
110%Community SuitI AM THE ONE WHO...
I am the one who has given 110% at every job for more than 30 years
I am the one who allows others to drain every ounce of my being from me
I am the one who keep pushing ahead even though I'd rather abandon work for creative play.
I am the one who is exhausted from trying to be all for all; never stopping to nurture self.WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO GIVE ME?
I give you all the hard lessons you have learned many times over: I hand them to you and give you permission to say "This time it's ENOUGH! I have done all I can do"
I give you the reassurance that all of those 110%'s did help others.
But I also give you a mandate to stop giving 110%. It's time to let yourself step back and find some down time.
WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?
I want you to work toward finding balance between the need to work for practical reasons and the passion to turn your 110% efforts to your creative interests
I want you to allow yourself the luxury of an occasional "mental health day" from work HOW WILL I REMEMBER?
Every time you begin to feel overwhelmed by the work environment, you will think of me being squeezed by bosses and clients like someone stuck between two elevator doors and you will back up to take yourself from the pressure line.
Each morning as you push the office door open, you will close your eyes, breathe deeply and transport yourself to an autumn day in the mountains. You will remind yourself that these mountains and hues of reds and golds will soon be your reality not just your dream. From this, you will draw the strength you need to get through the day ahead of you.