Thursday, February 10, 2011

Time to Reconnect...

Today we have been blessed with a delay at school, and I happily spent the time in my studio. It seems lately I have been thinking about friendship...what kind of friend am I...what it takes to be a friend....



I realized that I am not really such a great friend...time just seems to get by, and before long, it has been years and years since I have spoken to the friends out there that I have. It seems that I never have time, or I should say, I don't honestly make the time, to connect anymore. It wouldn't take to long to pick up the phone to say hi, maybe grab a cup of coffee or lunch or something...but time just simply slips by.

I have decided that I will make the time to reconnect, as I have missed out on so many things with my friends...children being born, weddings, etc. I have met so many amazing people in my life, and most of them have been lost to busy days of work, children, well, you know....
Childhood friends, sorority sisters from college, friends from days of old....it is time to reconnect...and from this day forward, I will do my best to be a friend.
I realized that in order to have "friends", I have to be one....its time.
Until next time,
Ophelia

9 comments:

Kathleen Marie Pequignot said...

I think as artists, we tend to be so absorbed in our projects that this is the end result when it comes to some of more non-art related relationships. I have learned that I have picked up such like-minded friends who often are creative types themselves, or who totally get the project-driven nature of my world; and so, we click, we share when we can and laugh about the times when the weeks have slowly escaped us.

It sounds like you are on the right path, by examining and changing the parts that you think may not be working. Aren't journals wonderful for digging deeper into our daily meaning? Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will try and visit yours when I am able... and that's another thing I'd like to be better at this year--visiting all the great art blogs out there. Why isn't there enough time??? Cheers!

Lisa D. said...

So true Ophelia! I told a friend once, if we are going to continue being friends, we have to commit to staying in touch. We did and now years later we still make sure we talk every couple of weeks.

Good luck with it girl : )

Ansota said...

True words Ophelia. I think we as artists are all guilty but I also think that our friends and family accept us the way we are because they know that artists can sometimes forget about the world out there and you know what? That is okay too :)

Lis said...

I so know what you are saying ... it is challenging to balance the need for chunks of inwardly focused time to create and the pull to move outside of ourselves and reconnect with kindred spirits/friends/family. I don't know if balance means equality between the two, or an acceptable level of each. I know it has been challenging to find time to connect in person and so much easier online when we each pop on when we have the time and carry on a dialogue over many days ...

Your work is so inspiring! I love your calendar pages ... yes, you must finish! And now I find myself wanting to retreat back into my studio, you've woken up my creativity!

Thanks for stopping by and connecting ... I get overwhelmed and forget the pleasure of luxuriating in other's magic and beauty.
xo Lis

Butterfly Works said...

I too we are guilty of this issue but like you we all need to revisit sometime....I have found if I don't put specific times to get together on the calendar, it's very easy to just let time go by......

I love your pages......

Lisa said...

Silly girl - quit filling your life with so much!!

SCquiltaddict said...

Nice journaling...and i do believe we are old friends..met you at NCQS at Peace College YEARS ago now...in Ann Johnston's dye class?

Chris said...

Wonderful pages and I think we are all guilty of being absorbed too much with our own world... and not putting as much effort as we should into keeping friendships strong :D
hugs
Chris xx

joanna said...

Nice post Ophelia! I tend to do the same. I get so absorbed in my art that I dissapear from the face of the earth..and I know it's not fair to my friends.
Your journaling pages are beautiful!!xoxo