Colors Alive – Wyeth Walk #46
“… I shall study nature as closely as possible… to learn to love and appreciate its moods, to study its trees and skies…” – NC Wyeth
Was very difficult to get out today, despite glorious weather. I had the blahs all day- had gotten myself into a few day cycle of eating too many sweets- which brought down my mood and made me want even more sweets, and I had lost all my energy and drive. Well, I FELT like I had the blahs, which I did, but I actually did get a lot of work done on practicing ‘My Funny Valentine’ for my April concert, some of the most productive piano practice I’ve had in a few weeks. So- perhaps it was that blah mood that made me seek the piano for solace and escape daily “productivity”. Perhaps I should be more accepting of mood changes and embrace the shifts and what I can do in different states.
Finally made myself a veggie-laden smoothie, ate a dinner with plenty of protein, and got myself outside walking. That combo I think finally lifted the blahs. Had Herbie Hancock and Keith Jarrett playing on my headphones, and the amazing music made all the colors, sights and smells intensify around me. I found myself dancing in the clearing by the creek and LIVING the colors promising spring.
March 16, Chester County PA, temp 55F