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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Holy Aha!

My latest holiday painting.

I never did find a place for a tree, or tinsel, or any other accessories to glam up my tiny trailer for the season. This year has been the most unadorned holiday ever. I did, however, paint a few holiday paintings; after all, there was plenty of paint and paper, and of course, my chronic romance with vintage Christmas.

Anyway, I was at the mall, attempting to shop for presents, roaming the glittery pretend streets in search of something that I couldn’t name, when I realized the huge disconnect between my spirit and my actions, inspiring me to skedaddle out of there without buying as much as a gumdrop.

Because my life has shifted so much in the past few years, I’ve decided to go with it and see where it leads me. I am clearly not in control of the cosmos, or the energy that runs it, so I may as well trust it.

As far as this year’s Christmas goes, well, I haven’t had any profound epiphanies, or Oprah ahas yet, I’ve simply been shown that I need to have a more meaningful connection to Christmas just as with life. I need to do something that spreads love, lasts all year round, and reflects a life well lived, rather than money well spent.

Okay, so I did get an aha or two, I just didn’t know it. I had to root them out with you guys.

Wishing all of you enough joy, love, and holy ahas, to last you all year long.

Love! Love! Love!


Stephen Hayes said...

Good things come in tiny packages, or trailers. Wishing you a merry and meaningful Christmas.

Leah Griffith said...

I'm beginning to see that, Stephen. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Wishing you the best of everything with whipped cream on top and sprinkles.

Martha Jane Orlando said...

I love, love, love your painting, Leah! And, my dear, it truly is all about "a life well lived rather than money well spent."
Wishing you a Merry Christmas not just for today, but for all year long!

Leah Griffith said...

Merry Christmas sweet, Martha! Wishing you the best for 2015. Love!

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