Re-invention

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detail of sculpture,earth naturally pigmented on wood
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I always get slightly nervous when posting photos of myself like I did yesterday.

My upbringing contained the clause: “Drawing too much attention to yourself is gauche.”

But really..I actually think I do it for myself.

Periodic reminders of; still here..looked pretty good on that day..blessed grainy photo treatment..

It is a large part of my stay-ok plan to unashamedly proclaim my health, perseverance and actual astonishment

That after all is said and done..moments I live but don’t share..each searingly private unimaginable experience lived through…

HERE I AM STILL!

Rising in the morning to re-apply scarlet lip color once again and re-enter the world with all the presence I can muster.

Or perhaps it is a day to pull the covers over my head and say a distinct “NO!” to every damn one and thing.

Either way..I am still here.

Grateful.

Except when I’m not.

Kind.

On a good day.

Bored

Until I get excited.

The training a lifetime lived creatively has allowed me is this truth:

Re-invention is my very blood.

The shifting sands of my physical self are just that- shifting.

Absolutely NOTHING is static…no symptom, no feeling, no belief, no circumstance whatsoever.

Here we all are brothers and sisters! Shattered! Brilliant! Judgmental! Genius! The whole damn deal!

The greatest treasure we are gifted with is our perception

And for today I unashamedly covet my hard-earned self worth.

I like to like myself.

(somehow still looking skyward waiting for the thunderbolt to curb my enthusiasm….)

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4 Responses to “Re-invention”

  1. Barbara McDaniel on January 18th, 2016

    very sweet, playful, and human. i’m right with you Cath!

  2. Alexandra Eldridge on January 18th, 2016

    You are astounding. You are giving us all such life lessons and wisdom! Thank you a thousand fold for your brilliance and how profoundly you have learned always being an artist. Much love, A.

  3. Alexandra Eldridge on January 18th, 2016

    from always being an artist!

  4. Catherine Siciliano on January 19th, 2016

    You are an inspiration as always – I want to write from the heart like you; so courageous, forthcoming, truthful…no holds barred… thank you Cathy.

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