“Artists are people who are not at all interested in the facts—only in the truth. You get the facts from outside. The truth you get from inside.” --Ursula K. LeGuin

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Here's to Exuberating Spray on Your Face

Blogs are for dreamers, travelers, Mom’s, Dad’s Grandma’s (I’m one.) and anyone with fingers to push the keys. (Whoops I know a paraplegic who speaks his blog.) So there you have it, it’s for anyone who wishes to express themselves.

And for us, the reader, to find those blogs that add value to our lives.

Don’t you hate it when someone tells you they have achieved the very thing you have spent hours, days, years working for, and they did it with both arms tied behind their backs?

Like, that’s supposed to inspire us?

Or, of course, we can choose not to believe them. 

Trust your instincts.

Hype happens.

And for you artists, adventurers, explorers, wonderful people out there, remember the process is the thing.  Yeah, yeah, I know, you want to make money—actually you have to make money or you’ll starve, but regarding your art, think of it this way. The end result, the artifact, is the icing on the cake. Didn’t your juices flow when you were traipsing down the path toward your goal?

Gosh, I loved Serena Williams’ exuberance when she won the Wimbledon. That girl knows how to celebrate!  When you win, take it from Serena.

Tomorrow I’m driving from Eugene Oregon to Hood River Oregon. I’ll be staying at a motel there, and on their site is an ad that for $65.00 you can get a morning tour of the Columbia River Gorge and Multnomah Falls. Multnomah Falls is one of my favorite places. On my way to Hood River, I will drive right past it.  

But, if you start at Hood River, you don’t need to spend 65 bucks, for if you drive West toward Portland, you’ll be driving through the Gorge, and right beside the freeway will be Multnomia Falls.  No tour needed. And even if you rent a car, you could do it for less than $65.00. 

When you get to the Falls, get out of your car and walk up and across the bridge that spans the falls. It is breathtaking.