PASSION. First of all, this is a what was I thinking moment since tomorrow March 21 is the first day of Spring, right? so why didn't I think of that for this week's topic? where was my mind?? Everywhere else, since I'm so busy trying to spend my time doing the important things that need to be done. Getting a lovely visit for the weekend and trying to put together an exhibit scheduled for may.... FOR MAY!!!! I am nowhere near finishing it and I have more guests coming in a few weeks, so you can tell I'm a little busy.
This week I thought of what living with passion is like. Doing things passionately for the love of doing them and not for the rewards or consequences. I found this old Mexican 10 pesos bill in my studio (about $1 USD) with the incredible image of Coyolxauhqui. She is an Aztec goddess, the aztecs were the people who lived in central Mexico before the Spaniards came with all their good looks, golden hair and big horses to inform them of their conqueror agenda. Coyolxauhqui was a moon goddess, she was so mad at her mother being pregnant again (she had already 400 children!) that she convinced her brothers to kill her, getting herself killed in the process by one of the brothers, Huitzilopochtli, who is the kick-ass god of the aztecs, the sun god.
So I thought how this moon goddess really knows of how to live passionately, she had all these emotions, and being transformed into the moon after her death was just incredibly lucky since now she sees all passion in men. I also included a postal stamp from Mexico with the image of an Olmec head (not aztec, these were a different people in a different time, although same place) Mexico always brings me so much vivid (and passionate) images, and a piece of a card from my Shakespeare deck (more passion for life!!) I wrote "approach life with PASSION" I would've liked to write more on how you must throw yourself at the things you love with total abandon not thinking about failure but fulfilling the purpose of just making them, being transformed in the process... but I thought it would have been too intense and maybe could get lost in translation.
But I can tell you this: when you do the things you love passionately, there's always time, they're not difficult, they may be challenging, and challenge is good, the thing is that you open your mind and you explore within yourself, and it's not about the paycheck, it's about doing what you love! (by the way, congatulations Deanna for going after your passion)
This is Kathy LaRocco's contribution for this week. We are sharing the same muse!