A friend asked me to watch a video on flixxy.com titled “Humpback Whale Gives Show After Being Saved”. It’s been a long time since I cried for joy but this video made tears flow down my face. A magnificent whale is trapped in a fishing net, close to dying, until people in a passing boat use all their strength to set it free. Watching him leap in the air, flip, & flop back into the sea was indescribably joyful. I clapped, cheered, & laughed between the tears, especially after hearing what the little girl on the boat says at the end of the clip. I’m not going to tell you; you have to watch it yourself 🙂
Inspired by another uplifting whale story, I created this collage titled “Free To Be”. Two words that come to mind when I look at this happy Orca are — “PLAY” and “FREE”. When is the last time you played– just for the fun of it? Sometimes, I get so preoccupied with lists, errands, & chores that I have to remind myself that play is equally important. My imagination & creativity (& sanity) rely on a healthy dose of playtime. That’s why I garden, hike with my boyfriend, chase my dogs around the yard, eat cookie dough ice-cream out of the box, & create upbeat art. What sounds like fun to you? Think about it. The first idea that makes you laugh out loud is the idea I want you to try… the sillier the better. Do something just for the sheer joy of doing it. See how it stimulates your creativity. Include the people you love & share the fun.
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