Thursday, September 29, 2011

Finding Balance...

Autumn is the great equalizer.  The beginning of the season – an equinox – corresponds with the start of the astrological sign of Libra.  It's no surprise that it's the sign of balance.  I am a libra and find that I am always in pursuit of the concept of balance, of things being even and in good harmony with one another.

Sometimes when I ignore that inherent sensibility my equilibrium is thrown off.    It's not always a bad thing that causes me to go too far over in one direction.  The opening of Allegory Gallery, for example, was not a bad thing, but certainly something that required my full attention and a large amount of tunnel vision.  That particular flavor of devotion comes at a cost... the proverbial pendulum swinging the other direction trying to center me once again.

So, I find myself adjusting and trying to create the routines and daily rituals that will give my new life a semblance of balance.  It is exhausting.  I am exhausted.  I am exhausted in that deep down in your bones sort of way.  It has required so much energy.  I know that a time of rest is needed, a time to regenerate and recover and restore that internal balance that is so necessary for me to function as an artist and a productive human being.

You might have noticed my lack of activity here on the blog.  I am not worried though.  Everything has a season and I am working now to set down healthy roots that will help nourish my ability to create in the future.


Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Hello fellow Libra! Rest up, you deserve it. We will wait patiently for you. :)

Alice said...

That pendulum will eventually settle into a pace that is workable for you. Until then, get some rest and recharge those batteries.

SueBeads said...

Andrew, I really admire your decision to start up your gallery and throw everything of your being into it - it's very scary and you are handling it amazingly well! I truly hope and believe that your store will be a great success and it will grow in ways you never thought of!

TesoriTrovati said...

I am in a meandering season myself. You put it so much more eloquently than I did. Keep moving forward, because I believe in you and what you are seeking to acheive. You can do it!
Enjoy the day!