Monday, November 5, 2012

Day 5

Thankful Project: Day 5

Okay, so I'd like to talk a bit about boredom. I've never had too much of a hard time with boredom…as an artist, I believe boredom is just part of the process. Not necessarily something to push through, but something that helps you notice the wonderfully mundane, the dust motes that float in the air, the way the light hits your living room coffee table in the afternoon. 

But a conversation I had recently with a friend got me to another level of thanksgiving with the concept of boredom. This friend has been to hell and back with her health for the last 18 months. Multiple brain surgeries, months being isolated because any noise is excruciating, doctor appointments, doctor referrals, and traveling to specialists. Add in the guilt that we as moms put on ourselves for not being who we think we need to be and the confusion from the doctors because brain issues are still a bit of a mystery…it becomes overwhelming. It just plain sucks. 

She said to me "What I wouldn't give for a few days of boredom." 

I'm so thankful for her words. Every time I'm fighting the boredom, the "normal", the lack of adrenaline, the pressure that I put on myself to make it "the best day EVER", I'm going to think of this and rest in the wonderfully peaceful boredom, because you never know when it will be taken away.

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