Cloudy Opportunity

It was late in the afternoon when I finished my errands. As I was heading home, I noticed the sunlight burst through the unique looking cloud formations across the sky. There were patches of blue sky covered by tall, ominous looking dark clouds — ready to release the rainstorm — and at the same time; intermingle with fluffy white clouds. I decided to take the furry kids to the beach where they can get rid of their pent-up energy and I was sure with clouds like that, the sunset would be absolutely amazing for a good photo shoot. Lucky me, I live only about five miles from the beach.

When we got to the beach, I let the furry kids play and do their usual stuff. Evie likes to run around and dig in the sand like a mad dog. She also enjoys chasing seagulls.

Max… he only has one thing mind — he runs straight into the frigid water ready to play fetch. Speaking of frigid, the bay water is very cold. It doesn’t get past 50 degrees even in the summer. Last month, I had to wade into the freezing sea, up to my chest to rescue Max because I thought he was snare by the giant sea kelp forest. But that’s another story…

As the sun began to set, the sky and clouds morphed into spectacular colors and shapes.

Everything took on a reddish, golden hue.

Even though the temperature was cold, it warmed my heart and soul to enjoy such an amazing cloudy opportunity. 🙂

The Perfect Cabin

As I sit on the front porch of the cabin I had built long ago with great dedication and sacrifice, I felt a wave of disappointment washing over me… the cabin is no longer perfect. The design of the cabin were old and outdated, the kitchen appliances not very pleasant to use and John Deer is broken so I’m stuck with long weeds growing all over the once soft green grass.

Once again, I find myself at a cross-road like I have faced many times during my journey of self-discovery. What should I do? Which road should I take? Damn! Why does life have to be so difficult… as I waver between my choices, I can see the dark clouds roll majestically over the weed ravaged meadow. It’s like a sign telling me what’s ahead. Sitting alone in the cabin, I gazed around my once perfect oasis and something stirred deep inside me.  The feeling of wanting to make a difference came rushing back. I can hear my inner voice, screaming… you know you can do it… You have what it takes to make this cabin perfect again. Just then, the dark clouds parted and the sun shone brightly.

It was my epiphany moment; I realized being an artist is my lifeblood.  I fell asleep in bed with visions of the perfect cabin sitting on a soft green grassy field dancing in my head…