11/24/15 Notes to Myself: Been thinking about love lately and what that really means to me. A big question. I think as big as the sky and as powerful as the rocks in my photo. I love the beauty of nature in Maine. That's where this was taken. It's not so much a feeling as it is a course of action in my life. Loving action doesn't always equate feelings of comfort. Although that is possible. I consider the act of painting a loving action for me as it is in direct relation to my heart. Just because that is so doesn't always mean the work goes "smoothly" or is "successful". I see I'm still working toward finding my voice. What I do know about love is that it is available to me 24 hours, 365 days a week if I am open to "see". It is a choice that surrounds me. I know it's about gratitude, forgiveness,respect,commitment,faith, trust, kindness,cooperation,and acceptance. I also know it begins with me. If I don't have it for myself then I can't share it.