Do

Do

This is the perfect climate. Now is the perfect time
to do all that you can to make your world sublime.
No more empty promises. No rain checks or excuses.
No masking of reality to obscure your abuses.
Look back in your history to see the full extent
of all the possibilities that in the past you meant
to “see about” tomorrow. Then tomorrow never came,
for when it did, it seems that you made it just the same
as the day that came before it, so now you’ll never know
what your life may have turned into if you’d only let it grow.
Relaxation’s fine if it’s used as a reward––

but it should be an end result that we are heading toward.
It cannot replace doing. Doing is what life is for.
Without learning and accomplishing, existence is a bore.

 

Prompt words today are promises, sublime, history, extent, relax and mask. (The captions on the photos below may seem disjointed, but I decided to leave all the captions from earlier times I’ve used these photos. They do, in a disjointed way, create a little story all their own.)

Click on photos to enlarge and read captions.

 

14 thoughts on “Do

        1. lifelessons Post author

          I know. And many famous artists towards the end of their careers have tried to go back to that state. I have a large book that shows their childhood work and their return to that state in later work.

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            1. lifelessons Post author

              My husband had just started to investigate that style when he died. After a lifetime of being a sculptor, he had bought a lot of big canvases to bring to Mexico and had started to paint in that naive style..but alas, too late.

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