12th August 2022 Dr Beena
Hello everyone, once again, a week has flown. I painted this Blue Heron from a photo taken by an old friend. He took up photography as a means to destress. It is like how I took to painting during the pandemic. At the start of the lockdown, I was very stressed. Mika was hospitalized after surgery to remove the toy that got stuck in her oesophagus. I was devastated😢😢. That was the start of my painting😊.
When my friend told me his reason for his new passion, it resonated with what I was going through. Many of us are going through issues that are causing us mental anguish. We need to find inspiration to keep us going. According to Kala, inspiration changes with time and ageing. Hence till death, let us hope that there will always be something to inspire us. I have observed my girls ( Zara, Mika and now Yumi); they get inspired even by a bird in the garden🤣🤣🤣.
Inspiration is a somewhat ambiguous feeling. Every week, I need something to inspire me to paint the “Friday Greeting”. Today, many told me that they look forward to that greeting. Due to different time zones, some of you get it on Thursday evening😉😉. Some remarked that the greeting lets them know the week is over😎😎. It’s time to unwind. You all gave me hope, and I felt inspired to write this story🤗🤗.
I hope my painting and my musing on this topic will inspire others too. Our spirits need to be uplifted from time to time. On that note, I wish everyone happy reading and may you find your inspiration🐶🐶🐶🙏.