Art therapy...

So, I am going to an art museum today. I have been pushing myself to the point of exhaustion with keeping up with my grading like a good little soldier and starting a part-time job and working to get First Down out in the next couple of weeks. The past two weeks I have been dizzy and confused. A sure sign I need to slow down a bit and breathe.

I have always been fascinated by art...by those who can create art. My gift lies in words. I have no gift in drawing (my previous high school students can attest to this. Sorry for the nightmares I caused). I haven't tried painting or clay past a disastrous elementary school class, where my teacher was kind, but confirmed this was not my future.

I am heading out the art museum near my house...am going to stand and sit and just absorb some of the creative energy. I am going to re-find my center and my calm. I am going to surround myself with the beauty of others and feel whole again. The grading will get done. Hopefully some writing will get done as well.