Unlike Bonnie, as I contemplate the coming year I couldn't limit myself to one guiding word. When I read the prompt the first word that came to mind was rest ... After a holiday season of rushing and exhilaration my thoughts turned to rest, relaxation, quiescence, Repose ... So I chose the word Repose.
Sitting down with a good book is my idea or relaxation, but that only addresses the moment. I am not the kind of person who can sit still for hours or sometimes even minutes. My brain starts thinking of ways to get me moving which breaks my ability to concentrate. I would probably have been diagnosed as ADHD when I was young, but sorry, too late. I don't need pills, I just need activity. So I went back to thinking about, what is it that I want to guide me through this year. I would like to rekindle some of the those things that I love, but have let fall by the wayside. I have loved this meme. I love doing photo art and working with textures, but I want to do more with it. I want to do more with my art in general. I would like to rekindle that fire .... so my word of choice is Rekindle
Ah, but that is not all of who I am. I have another guiding word that speaks to me. As a retired Nurse I miss the satisfaction of giving ... giving hope and help to others. Giving hope and help to wildlife and animals that are struggling to survive through no fault of their own. I don't like to see pain and I strive to give in a way that will relieve it or remove it. That guides me every day. I am in hopes of volunteering at a Free Clinic during the year as well as spending more time with my beloved Raptor Programs.
So glad to be back with Photo Art Friday. Looking forward to a wonderful year with you, Bonnie, and all of the others who join in.