Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Collage as Life Plan
It was March, 1997. I was freshly laid-off from my Big Job at The Big Famous Publishing Co., and I needed answers to some of life's biggest questions,
like: WTF am I going to do to pay the rent on my overpriced west village apartment??!!!! Am I supposed to be doing what I'm doing? Is the Universe telling me something?? WIll I ever get married & have varmints of my own? If I dropped dead suddenly, how long would it take someone to find me, if I don't have an office to report to? WILL I BE OK?
Relief came in the form of art, of course. An upstairs neighbor asked me to do a collage, to meditate over what I might want my life to be like. Here is what she wrote: "....the collage should include what you want to bring into your life, spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. Look for pictures that talk to your heart... do not pick from your mind. You may be surprised at what you pick."
Here is what I did, on that fateful day. Exactly 11 years later, all of my questions have been answered, and all of my images have been coaxed & weaved into the reality of my life. I encourage all of you to do the same. Seriously. It's way cheaper that therapy! Email me pics, & I'll post them here.
Inspired by Erin, who has been posting about "roadmaps" for life on her blog: http://designformankind.blogspot.com/