The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron is a study book I have worked my way through a few times now. Each time I learn something new and discover something that has been hidden deep within that keeps me from being my highest and best self. That, I envision, is capturing photographic images and using them to create something like fine art. It is also writing. Not only this blog, but poetry, memoir and personal essay. Even some works of fiction might pop out on the page now and then.
This is September. Earlier today I looked back over my blogs on the first of this month and was a bit startled, but not really surprised, to discover the theme was always a "new beginning". September for me has always been just that. Back to school. New cars debuting. TV's new season. Choir returning to church. Routines re-established. Summer has had her fling. Time for real life again. And that, I is where I find myself again: back to real life. What is real life? Simply put, it is being real. Saying yes when you mean yes and no when you mean no. Simple, but not always easy. But no matter my early training and my years to the contrary, this is another September. Another chance to live a real life.
Here we go.