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”Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”

– Albert Einstein

Hello, my name is Human.

How are you doing today, fellow Human? Is everything going okay – do you need a moment to collect your thoughts? Tell me about what’s going on in your life. Remember, it’s all a bit very tactile out in the world, and taking a hot minute to rest is okay.

Also, I love and support you with my whole being. Just know that as you read this, little beams of light are shining from my heart to yours. Dear every single person – you are a beautiful being, and I love you!

”You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”

– Nietzsche

Yesterday I started two projects to boost my creative serotonin. The first is Daisy Yellow’s, Index Card A Day , and the other is a delayed start with the 100 Days Project. Because I can’t just do one thing at a time – thanks to the lovely squirrels that live inside my cranium – these two processes will more than likely blend into one mish-mash of happy daily creating.

Also, I’ve started the “countdown to 50” timer on my Instagram. Yesterday it was 49 days to 50, so I made some art (see below), and today is 48 — which means I’m itching to finish this post and go work on my title page for ICAD.

May your day be full of things that make a day not be so sucky. Sending lots of support and hugs your way!
– Kimboburly

Reading tea leaves

”Nonconformity is the basic pre-condition of art, as it is the pre-condition of good thinking and therefore of growth and greatness in a people. The degree of nonconformity present — and tolerated — in a society must be looked upon as a symptom of its state of health.” – Ben Shahn


Hello, loves! Or, as I like to say in my childhood vernacular, “Hey there, all y’all!” How are things in your part of the world? What’s going on in your life? Are you getting enough sleep? Remember, the entire globe is going through change. While life is always in movement/flux, the past year has been quite difficult for many. Please reach out if you need a listening ear. ❤

Lately I’ve noticed a trend on social media that makes me a little sad. In the sea of “be yourself,” and “authentic vibes only,” it concerns me that people will say, “Oh, that might be the real you, but it’s not how other ‘real’ people are.”

Huh?

So the Greek Chorus of the Internet wants you to be true to yourself, but only in the way they want you to be. Uh, no thank you. It’s taken me one red hot minute to let my wings unfurl, fully, in front of others. Sure, I’ve tried the route of the non-conforming conformist, but it just left me feeling kinda weirdly – well – inauthentic. Now I’m not talking “cancel culture,” or things of that nature, but more like this aggressive propaganda to be just like everyone else. For example, self care doesn’t always look like a huge claw foot tub, with a sandalwood board holding up your wine glass and streaming device. It could look like screaming into the void, or dancing in the middle of a public park. Whatever it may be for you, that’s your path, and it’s nobody’s business to tell you what is right, or wrong.

Of course there are more thoughts rolling around about this, but I think it is best to just stop here. As y’all know, I do have a tendency toward verbal walkabouts. 🙂 Instead, let me invite you to love yourself as you are, and to tell you that where you are in life is okay – and you are perfect just as you are. Take the time to bloom and grow as it works for you. Learning from others, and being inspired by what they do, is a wonderful way to gather resources for your path — just remember that your walk is your own. And, know that I see you, hear you, and validate your place in the Cosmos.

Sending love and support your way,
Kimboburly