I haven't posted for a while as I've been working my way through some serious health issues, especially as of late, specifically breast cancer. I said it out loud because it's all part of acceptance and living life on life's terms.
Deciding I want and need to pro-actively find a way to move past what I've been coming to terms with, needing to get on with the business of living life creatively and to write for my emotional sanity and health.
Creativity for most artists I believe serves many purposes that cover the gamete. The therapeutic qualities, the need to somehow escape our realities, the inherent pleasure of creating and the professional benefits all give one hope, optimism, courage, trust and a faith that all will be well.
I have used creative expression of all varieties, for all these reasons from a very young age, and am very grateful for and with the love and encouragement of others, I've been able to continue to develop my art, because I have no doubt it's saved me from despair several times throughout my life and it has empowered me. Sometimes we are unaware the power that is available to us through creativity, or perhaps we forget that this is a fundamental truth for all human beings, we are all given at the time of our birth.
As I write these words I'm feeling better already.
And so what happened this morning is that I came across a 60 Second Doc about Ricky Syers, entitled Puppet Master that filled me with positive feelings and memories of the joy I felt as a kid when I was introduced to the magical world of Puppetry by my mother.
I so love what Ricky Syers says about Puppetry. He's obviously such a talented, gifted and compassionate man and has so much to say that we all need to hear I believe..