Daily Graces 2023. #728

I read this poem this morning and wanted to share it. Rosemerry writes wonderful poetry. Titled, “Ambition” by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer. Graphics from Gracie Tracy.

I am so far from the woman
I want to be, so far
from humility and simplicity.
I dream of clearing
not only the shelves,
not only the closets,
but also the cluttered inner rooms
that crowd out the divine.
Every day I search for ways
to best meet the day—
with poems, beautiful meals,
with songs, with praise—
so many ways to be radiant,
but I suspect all the day wants
is for me to meet it
and all that comes into my path
with kindness, with spaciousness.
In my effort to be good, to be whole,
I make it so difficult, this life.
The day doesn’t seem to hold
my exuberance against me.
It shows up as always,
generous as a new tomorrow,
quiet as dawn.

Daily Graces Return #675

I am doing the Abstract Portraits 2022 online class and for the first warm up lesson I decided to import a photo of the original canvas painting into Photoshop and add a variety of Filter Forge filters to it just for fun. The original image is in the center.