18 x 14 Oil on Canvas
I used to live right on the beach in beautiful Del Mar, CA. There were small propeller airplanes that used to fly by with banners attached to their tales advertising this or that. They were far enough away that you couldn't hear the plane noise above the surf, but you could sense it and when you looked up it was hard not to miss the message. Well this week I had a banner flying around in my head. It wasn't loud, but I definitely could sense it and every now and then I would plainly hear it's message. My little banner message was about different ways to achieve a goal (a) all stressed out with a lot of tension or (b) with joy, enthusiasm and excitement. At times I forget that I have a choice, because I get all wrapped in striving for the goal and I opt into old habits. I have found out from past experience acheiving a goal in this manner is anti-climatic; I may have achieved the goal, but it was hell getting there...no thank youuuuu. So, I plan to take my little airplane message and choose differently this coming week. You'all can borrow my plane if you like.