(at least for now)
- Wrap your arms around the heart
2. Plant your strong feet upon the earth
3. Sit down
4. Know that the moon is there behind you
5. Sing mournfully
6. If you can’t bring yourself to sing, then hum or simply breathe.
That’s how to heal a heavy heart
(at least for now).
On a day I felt sad, I
gazed upon a previous paintage. I gazed, dreamed, imagined. I saw a woman holding an outsized heart.
This is how the image grew,
according to the Art of Emergence …
I felt distinctly happier and more engaged once I completed the painting.
If you feel inclined, you might peruse a couple of other artworks from my Even if…make art series so far: Even if you’re grumpy, make art; Even if your wings become elephant ears, make art.
24th July, 2017 is the seventh anniversary of my father’s death.
As some of you longterm pals, colleagues and blog-followers know, David Swain was and is my original muse.
Here’s a link to Climbing Trees, Knowing Home.
I believe he was an ultra-special being of wit and kindness. He offered a gentle listening ear and endless creative delight to many people in the world.
And guess what? As soon as I wrote about singing to heal a heavy heart, I spotted this link about reviving the ancient art of lament.
Yay for synchronicity!
with love, art and soul from Sally