i've been thinking of & wanting to write about
since our new mexico journey.
i've appreciated her work for decades,
but knew little about her as a person & artist
until we visited santa fe's georgia o'keeffe museum.
amazing, fascinating woman.
& while i might eventually
offer some highlights of her long life here,
today, my full life here & now is moving forward,
holding me firmly in its current.
our big girl begins middle school &
our little boy begins a new elementary school.
transition city, here we come.
meanwhile, i'm beginning several new
ambitious professional projects,
following a fairly fallow [& thankfully
so] summer season.
yet, among ms. o'keeffe's cache of
thought-provoking words of wisdom,
i discover appropriate inspiration
for us all.
"i've been absolutely terrified
every moment of my life ...
& i've never let it keep me from doing
a single thing i wanted to do."
& for me:
"the days you work are the best days."
image source: posters of santa fe