Illustration Friday - Defying Gravity
Sometimes gravity settles into my spirit and becomes an ever-strengthening pull of self-doubt that can keep me from soaring beyond my fears. I find then, that instead of feeling grounded in something real and solid, secure enough in myself to venture outward and onward, I am held back by those inner voices that, for some strange reason, want me to stay put. I always come out of these little episodes of the cosmic blues, usually by reconnecting with Nature, looking at beautiful art, reading some poetry, and then messing around in my studio.
How do you defy gravity?
I saw that a star had broken its rope
in the stables of heaven--
This homeless one will find her home
in the foothills of a green century.
Who sleeps beside still waters, wakes.
The terrestrial hands of the heaven clock
comb out the comet's tangled mane
and twelve strands float free.
In the absence of light and gravity,
slowly as dust, or the continents' drift,
sinuous, they twine a text,
one letter to an eon:
I am the dawn horse.
- Liz Waldner