111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression
Day 63: Un-Bridled Emotion (Part 2)
(story continuation from Day 38 of the pledge)
She’d finally convinced the last well-meaning loved one to go home, giving her the much-needed quiet she longed for.
His presence was everywhere in the house. The ashtray he kept though he hadn’t smoked in years. The suits that hung in their closet, ones he insisted on pressing. He used to say, “You have your own clothes to iron; why would I make you do mine?” She loved that about him – his non-chauvinistic personality and the smile that could melt her hear every time.
She shook away the nostalgia and refilled her glass with the wine that his mother bought them as an engagement gift last year. She opened the French doors to the wrap-around porch and made her way to the glider they’d picked out together. Pulling her feet close to her side she gazed at the painted sky set against the sparkling ocean. The setting sun left a stream of red, orange, and purple across a canvas of blue. She raised her glass towards the sunset background.
“Cheers. Here’s to a new start first thing tomorrow.”
**I am an Artistic Spirit! For most of my life I’ve used the creative arts as a source of spiritual exploration and healing, even though I didn’t always do so consciously. Sometimes I was the instrument creating the art and other times I was on the receiving end. The connection between art and spirituality is so significant in my life that it’s infused into everything I do. I love music, theatre, television drama series (daytime and primetime), and creative writing and find fulfillment in artistic expression of various sorts: singing, acting, and jewelry design. Throughout the next 49 days, I’ll delve into how all of the above strengthens my spirit and has saved my life on more than one occasion.**