a series of u-turns

art by LLGriffin

Our lives and choices can be a series of u-turns and we sometimes don’t realize we’re on the u-turn loop.

The definition of a u-turn is you’re going along a road and turn, the you go in the opposite direction, it looks like a u shape. You may have missed a turn or forgot to exit or you’ve changed your mind. If you think about it you could keep going on the same loop for awhile.

I was recently traveling and this place allowed u-turns and after getting back home, I realized we often to do the loop of going out a little and coming back to the familiar and going out a little more and coming back to the familiar. The view does change until we try another direction. So I’ve been thinking and painting around the idea of u-turns lately.

snap shots from around

Not all who wander are lost — J.R.R. Tolkien

image by LLGriffin
image by LLGriffin

These snap shots from around, I notice interesting light, shadows, patterns and colors as I wander around with my fox like looking doggie 😉

hidden in the daylight

A resting moth, hidden in the daylight. I have seen three moths recently that blend into the brick during the day. When a moth shows up there are a lot of interpretations of what they symbolize and stories around them. They have markings so they are easily hidden at first glance. In these images they look like they’re simply resting. It turns out, these moths stayed in the same spot for hours.

moth spiritual meaning is to trust the changes that are happening and that freedom and liberation are around the corner.

Updated on May 12, 2021 / By Garth C. Clifford

change is coming

trusting the process

How annoying is the phrase, trust the process. I have to say so annoying, and I’ve also said it to others as well!

Sometimes the only option is – trusting the process.

line art by LLGriffin

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.― A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh Library

learning how to pivot

Because it has always been done one way, doesn’t mean it has to continue in the same way. Is tradition really a habit or something else? Learning how to pivot, is stopping and turning. It takes practice to pivot, it gives me another perspective when I need to change directions and or approaches.

practice pivoting

brush art by LLGriffin
line practice by LLGriffin

Pivoting is not the end of the disruption process, but the beginning of the next leg of your journey ― Jay Samit

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