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Feb 26, 2010

Determination out of Chaos

Daydream I
Daydream I
14 cm x 18cm
5.5 inches x 7 inches

This was my first New Year’s Eve in Mexico.
I lay in bed thinking about the coming year and what I hoped to accomplish.  I could hear the activity outside our 2nd floor bedroom as the neighbors were starting their parties.  
The super-loud bottle rockets started about 10:30 p.m. and went off about every 20 minutes from different locations in our neighborhood.  
I stayed awake becoming more frustrated as the early morning hours progressed until something happened.  I could hear a child’s voice from the neighbor across.   She had begun to read as loudly as she could, and it was obvious that she had just learned to read and was delighting in that fact. She read non-stop through all the chaos.  Nothing could prevent her from reaching her goal.  
With this I stopped being frustrated at the fact that I couldn’t sleep, and embraced this little girl’s determination and enthusiasm for the New Year.

Some quotes on Chaos:
Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.  

Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of voice, but out of chaos. 
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I have a great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift. 
Septima Poinsette Clark


Marlene said...

Lovely post and the painting is gorgeous.

Tracy said...

Happy New Year, Juana! Much creativity can come from chaos, I think... Wise words here, and greatly embellished with your painting--love all the bold red! Happy Weekend :o) ((HUGS))

readingsully2 said...

Nice job, juana. YOu live in such interesting places. That is neat about the reading.:)

Moonangelnay said...

nice post, i love the painting too, the way you capture form is beautiful

Poetic Artist said...

I think for some reason this is one of my favorites. Maybe because there is so much chaos in my life. I can relate.
Take care.

Chris Stone said...

"whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking"

lol. I'm not too sure of that! I should be a philosopher queen then, given the chaos in my skull.

nice painting!

Shenandoah bed and breakfast said...

You have done such a nice post and I really adore this painting. I would say to thank you for sharing this picture.

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