“A drawing is simply a line going for a walk”. Paul Klee.
I love that idea, that a line can go anywhere. That it can start from nothing and become something significant, that it can be both a journey and a destination.
That line can go from Point A to Point B with purpose or it can simply meander until it finds what it resonates with.
Look around and you’ll see that lines are everywhere, sketched on pages, painted on roads and strewn in the sky. In fact, like anything, focus on a theme and watch how it grows.
Yesterday driving home from the high country I saw them everywhere, road lines, fence lines, power lines and even lines of grape vines.
Visually they’re in so many things around us, both man-made and in nature.
Lines create boundaries and fences yet Mother Nature is the ultimate artist with her easel, painting pictures with every stroke.
Just like these straight lines that towered above our campsite on the weekend.
I’ve just returned from camping in the high country, celebrating my daughter’s 20th birthday.
On Saturday we walked through the iconic Craig’s Hut on Mt Stirling. This is a place where legends are born, where The Man from Snowy River was penned and filmed.
To quote a few lines from Banjo Patterson’s famous poem:
There was movement at the station for the word had got around
That the colt from Old Regret had got away, it was worth a thousand pounds.
The poem is a classic, at least in Australia. I blogged about it in one of my very first posts which you can read here.
Outside the hut, on the walls, are more lines of wood.
However, perhaps the best lines are those relating to our own story.
How will yours read? Are you just beginning, are you half way through or are you, like most of us, still figuring out the lines as you go along?
Have you written a certain story and then decided it needs to be rewritten?
Are you the hero of your own story or are you the victim?
Remember, we can always rewrite our lines if we’re not happy with how it’s heading.
Make your story a beautiful one. Look beyond the ordinary and see how much potential and opportunity exists in the world.
Find your place in it and don’t be scared to step up, jump those boundaries and take a chance.
It’s when we step out of our comfort zone that we grow and that our story deepens.
As April comes to an end, let’s look forward to creating a new story-line for May, new chapters full of excitement, hope and possibility.
Keep shining, keep writing and keep enjoying that journey.
In light and love.
In response to WPC: lines
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