Chaos Can Be a Good Thing

DaisyI’ve been dealing with a lot of chaos around me the last couple weeks. Last year, things seemed to be running smooth. Life was calm. Then suddenly, a couple weeks ago I felt like I lost some control of the calm. What happened?

I interact with some diverse people. So when I was explaining my circumstances to one friend, he told me that 2014 is the Chinese year of the wood horse. Wood is represented as being combustible and a horse tends to be restless and high strung. All of this leads to the chaos and instability that may be around us this year. Adding to this, Mercury was in retrograde from Feb 6-28. Oh no! I hate when that happens.

I truly don’t know that I believe all this stuff. But when I find myself in chaos, I wonder what is going on. I guess I just must remind myself to stay calm and keeping walking forward. One foot, then the other.

I’m going to be busy the next couple months. I have 2 pieces of artwork that are due the end of April and I haven’t started either of them. Both should be rather easy to accomplish, I just need to make sure the chaos of this horse-things stays away from me. This picture of the daisy is the start of one of them. Its been in my head for the last couple weeks and last night I finally put it to paper. One step closer to being done.

Well, I hope you’re finding only the good side of the horse this year. I certainty need to remember that surviving chaos can be a good thing. Well at least I hope so.

You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.
Friedrich Nietzsche