“Make yourself familiar with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for without being seen, they are present with you.” – Francis de Sales
It’s funny, I have never considered myself as a particularly creative person. I didn’t take a lot of lessons outside of school growing up. Kids of my generation spent more time outside playing in nature rather than being shuffled to all sorts of organized sports and other extra curricular activities.
However, I did take a pastel drawing class at the YMCA one summer with my sister. It is a happy memory that stays steadfast in my mind all these decades later. Although, I didn’t have any innate talent, I found fulfillment in it.
My experience with the clarinet was another story. I’d much rather forget it and so would my parents. Their ears are still damaged from all the squeaks that came out of the instrument when I played it. Their pocketbooks became emptied having to so frequently replace reeds that both my sister and I ruined.
My twin sister and I had a different kind of creativity – we were full of ideas that were not always angelic! Like how to “get Fanny’s goat” (Fanny is the stellar character in my memoir) and how get her involved in our childhood antics. Her creativity came from how to teach us life lessons that we’d later come to realize was about our silly, double trouble.
Thank heavens for Fanny. She was an angel for putting up with my twin and I and our two brothers. And I am also grateful for all other angels my life~
This blog brought to you by Sue Batton Leonard, author of Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected.