"You may wonder, 'How can I leave it all behind if I am just coming back to it? How can I make a new beginning if I simply return to the old?' The answer lies in the return. You will not come back to the 'same old thing.' What you return to has changed because you have changed. Your perceptions will be altered. You will not incorporate into the same body, status, or world you left behind. The river has been flowing while you were gone. Now it does not look like the same river."
Swoosh. Creative work floats into our lives and circles back into the stratosphere.
We are different at the end of a challenge. I'm sure you've been feeling a lot of feelings this week as ICAD winds down and new things ramp up. How lovely it's been to see art floating through my FB timeline, just art, not ads, not marketing, no ulterior motives than creating for the sake of creating. What incredible enthusiasm and energy challengers put into ICAD!!! It's heartwarming and I hope - I know - it's given us back some positivity that we so need.
This week I'm feeling all of the feelings, folks. Around here it's an absolutely mad dash from April to the first week of August. A wild amusement park of moving | intersecting | criss-crossing components and logistics to ICAD. A wild fun-filled exhilarating flurry 🦄 of fantastical and magical fun... truly I do not have the words or the big-picture perspective right now to say anything profound.
"The worst thing about her is
that she works for the library."
Parks & Rec
Thank you for all of the sweet - so incredibly sweet - and thoughtful ICAD tributes, notes, comments 💙emails, and feedback about the weekly ICAD Gazette. That was something new this year and good practice for me in terms of including more of a "story" aspect to my writing.
This tilt-a-whirl feeling in my head is lingering, and I'm glad that the CatchPhrase Challenge is going to be super mellow & low key - like a phase-out... a cool-down.