For the Sheer Joy of It

A friend asked me to watch a video on  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.

Free To Be… what a concept!

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