Monday, February 15, 2010
Sometimes inspiration comes from the most unlikely places, not talking about art inspiration particularly but more inspiration for life. It has been unfortunate but lately I have been attending a lot of funerals and having many people whom I know and love pass away. I recently attended a funeral of an 83 year old, who dog sledded in Alaska and experienced the great earthquake there, she also traveled the world almost every place you could go and most of it after age 60. A true adventurer and zeal for life. Today I got a call that a 93 year old woman that I know was in the hospital. After much experience with time spent with loved ones at hospitals and having suffered so much loss lately, I new I had to make time to visit her today. So my mama and I went to go giver her comfort, smiles, a hug, and hand holding. Mary was a good spirits and so happy to see us and here is where the inspiration comes in, she proceeded to tell us what wonderful people we were, how nice and good we were. It brought tears to my eyes listening to her, a woman with so much life experience and wisdom seeing good in us, who I thought I was there to help, made me feel so warm and renewed for life. Her words weren't fancy and she repeated herself many times, but they were so heartfelt and kind, truly uplifting to the spirit and encouraging to live the best life we can and to pass on kindness at every opportunity.