Today I ventured to do the "norm" and took a main route.. it was such a mistake.. I sat and sat..thought to myself why did I do this? I guess it was to remind myself to keep making my own path, keep going forward no matter what obstacles come in my path. I sat there for awhile.. and when I had enough, I ventured off onto a new road I hadn't tried before. I wound around until sure enough it led me to a great alternative and I was on my way home!
People need to seek new paths, new ideas, and new inspiration. Its what keeps the world vibrant, interesting, and leads to such great ideas. These days people are so stuck on complaining on what is wrong with everything.. why are we in this mess we are in? Why not come up with some new ideas, new ways to solve problems, and reach goals with a new enthusiasm?
This crisis in Cairo has me thinking too, we are witnessing a country in revolt.. too long have the gone the same path, been told what to do without any room for expression or individual ideas. Its boiling over now, and there is a revolution... hopefully after the smoke and wounds have healed a new and better Egypt will emerge with ideas for the future and for the better of its people. The world is in such tumoil everywhere these days.. there has to be something to be learned from all of it and try to make the world as a whole a better place. Eventually we will get there.. if we can just be smart and creative and think of new ideas.
As far as painting goes, I am in a new area, trying some new ideas in my art. I will be posting some new work very soon. I am inspired to try new things and stir up my old brush strokes.