New Year’s is for Dreamers

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“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.”
― Gloria Steinem

Happy 2014 to all my readers and followers!  Happy dreaming to you all, and and happy creating!

New Year’s Day is an essential time for artists.  Get passed the holiday parties, past the excitement of the New Year’s Eve celebrations, and, quietly nesting on the other side of the new year, there is a little space especially for dreamers.  It is one of the only places where there is social permission to pause in the fast pace of life and take time to think and dream about it.  What a fantastic idea–time to imagine life, to think about the possibilities for the year.  12 months of time to ponder about.  Granted, the emptiness and quiet can be terrifying, as scary as a blank canvas.  But the task of the artist, and, I would argue, any human, is to learn to express life even in the context of the past.

So, happy New Year’s to you all–happy dreaming and happy creating!  May you find courage to dream in 2014.

 

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