I don't like change.
When my life changes unexpectedly, I get fearful and angry. In fact, I view change as something to avoid like a big, scary boogie man in the night. To handle these changes, I set up systems, make lists and follow a routine.
I also create change.
As an artist, every time I pick up a ball of clay, roll out a slab, choose an under glaze, or pick up my paint brush, change happens. After a piece comes off the wheel or out of the kiln, I make even more changes. This is the work I love and why I love my work.
Life changes all the time.
Every day with every breath, we change and the planet changes. Seasons change. Children change. Work changes. Even fun and frolic and friendships change. Families change and this week, mine changed and expanded with the birth of my first grandchild. This is a blessed and beautiful change.
Change...it's a love - hate thing.
Change is not something I can or, maybe should, control. When a change happens unexpectedly, it's scary. When it happens willingly and creatively, like in my studio work, it's inspiring. And, sometimes, however it happens it can bring more joy and life into your life than you could ever imagine.
Change and faith can go hand in hand, I see. Faith in change. That I can handle it and live with it. Change with faith. That I create it knowingly and lovingly.
Faith. There's that word of the year, again.