This is the first I've been able to get back here. There was an unexpected death in the family of someone only 38 years old. A cousin with talents that may have just been coming to light. It makes me more alert not to take my talents for granted and not to waste time and say I'll write another day or I'll take some pictures later. Some days my creative urges are like a swarm of mosquitoes nipping at me to act on a creative idea or on several ideas.
It is true that time is of the essence, time for developing your creativity and your talents. Today and now is that time. And I must oscillate between my card-making/scrapping, photography, and writing. Sometimes this is like I have several children all vying for my attention at one time. It can be most challenging who to take care of first!!!
Within my writing realm, I have at least one well-developed novel plotted and another wanting to take form and some short stories that need polished and on their way. So goes the creative life and I wouldn't trade it. I just want to make it happen before I'm finished here on earth.
So if you find a battle inside yourself for the best time to do a creative project or plant your favorite flowers, or learn to paint, don't wait, there isn't a perfect time, just the 'now time.' I will leave you with another picture tonight for cousin Chad. His memory and love will always be lit in the hearts of his loved ones.