A Fine Balance
8″x16″ mixed media painting on paper covered canvas. The sides are .5″ deep and are painted red.
This painting is available HERE
The beginning of this year, in the middle of the coldest most miserable winter, I slipped and fell…twice…once backward and once forward. I have never really been that steady on my feet. I often watch other people in amazement as they seem to navigate icy paths with no trouble at all and in the most inappropriate shoes. Not me. I really have to be careful or I will wipe out.
Ever since then I have felt less and less in balance. Both mentally and physically. I am not sure if this is just a coincidence. If I was to think back on 2011 I would defintely say that it was my year of being out of balance. Nothing in my life seems to be balanced properly. Food, exercise, the kids, my art … MY HOUSE…eek. I have to be honest writing about this is not making me feel better. That icky feeling has followed me all year and has got progressively worse.
I thought that my children going back to school and having so much more time on my hands would help but I continue to try to find my balance. I think that balance is the truly the key to happiness. I have felt balance but it is fleeting. It seems, as I straighten up and find myself steady something else is dropped on my head or the spot that I have placed my feet becomes uneven and wobbly.
I have bought some snow boots with excellent traction and I hope that this help. Maybe staying steady on on my feet will help me find balance in the rest of my life. It can’t hurt, right?