I’ve been somewhat scattered today – trying to finish a number of projects that include a video of the signs of spring for first graders at a local school, a roman shade that has been nothing but problems, cleaning up our utility room, and putting winter hats and gloves away. I hope I haven’t jinxed us in that regard – it’s early!
Anyway, among those activities I’ve been trying to put together a blog post on art. My youngest son was featured in a New York Times article today! He is a new breed of artist getting exposure, commissions, and sales through online social media platforms like TikTok, Instagram, and his own website. He’s making a living as an artist! My post, which has not come together as I’ve wanted, explores our very creative family and our varied interests. I’ll keep working on it for another day.
But, as my husband and I talked while he was making a cake, I made an innocent comment about selfishness not being something I thought I embodied, stating, “I can be selfish at times, but I don’t think of myself as a selfish person. I don’t associate it with being one of my character traits.”
Not really expecting a response, my husband said, “you’re driven, obsessed, intense, generous, and beautiful, but not selfish.” Wow! You know, we’ve been married thirty three and a half years! It thrilled me to have such a spontaneously positive response!
I know that my intensity and obsessiveness (as well as my perfectionism – which I have tried to reign in over the last year), frequently bother him. But, obviously I have some other positive traits that sprung immediately to mind for him about me!
It’s been a good day – even if I’ve been scattered! I’ll take the compliment! Thank you!
Today is day 28/31 of the Slice of Life Story Challenge. This month long writing challenge is hosted by TwoWritingTeachers.org. Thanks go to this group for creating and hosting a supportive writing community.