Come to Terms with Life

April 27, 2018 By

Come to Terms with Life

It doesn’t take much for life to turn upside down or sideways. Death, disease, drought, relocation, restructuring, illness, injury, pick one or all. It wouldn’t be unheard of to deal with all of these in the course of a decade or even a year.

Our role as humans desiring to live out the best version of ourselves is to find out how to stay in flow and connected to who we are and why we are here—reminding ourselves in the midst of triumph and tragedy, that there is a bigger story at play and we are not just actors, but designers that impact the way the story unfolds.

George Tooker Henry uses painting as an illustration of how we come to terms with life. But he also alludes to the idea of more than one option…

Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings.

How do you come to terms with life?

Drawing, singing, dancing, writing, poetry, photography, filmmaking, latte art, or ???

This image was captured during my two month stay at La Muse Artists and Writers Retreat in the hills of southern France. The process of pouring acrylic paint on canvas is absolutely mesmerizing for both those painting and watching the process. For those who joke about watching paint dry, they clearly have never done an acrylic poured painting.