The title for my blog post can be taken so many ways. Here’s the way I meant it: i want to grow Time like a healthy plant, like thyme, or an ivy, or a eucalyptus delugpta. I want to see it’s taproots pierce the soil with life lowering deep into the ground, anchoring the sprouts above ground. I want to grow time like I would grow a seed into a seedling and then eventually a tree. Time that makes me think of ship anchors and trapeze acrobats. Time that makes the joys of the earth and that of heaven consistent and bridge-able!
I rarely give myself time to draw. For this image, I gave myself the length of a song by Donovan, 4 min. This Donovan song came on during “The Queen’s Gambit,” a fantastic Netflix series about a female chess prodigy. Immediately the song clicked in with me when I heard it, like a drug I needed more of. I needed to listen to the whole thing, the fantasty of the lyrics and the bluesy moves of the notes. I still don’t know what the song means. Apparently Donovan wrote it as an apology to his friend.
I think it’s the harpsichord that gets me, or maybe it’s the sound of Donovon’s voice. Regardless, there’s so much untapped expression to be harnessed. I’m glad I found 4 min to do this. It’s really important for me to do *any* drawing for me, but it always gets placed at the end of my list. I wonder why. I know why. This drawing isn’t the important thing. If you look at it, it doesn’t contain very much, but it is the fact that I did Something.
Just the touch of one swirl across the page builds enough energy in me to fuel all my future dreams. Just one! So, it doesn’t take much, maybe it’s too easy to feel, to get consumed by it. Maybe it’s perfect and delicious, and exactly what I needed. Maybe the craving for more is the beginning of all things…. desire. Tis the season for abundance, magic and growing time!
I would never want to grow time without music! Music is like “coloring in” time. It gives the moments that pass, the ability to dance. It’s an opportunity to dance. Music is dancing. Time is free to groove or languish through music.
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I loved “The Queen Gambit” too. Fabulous!
I love your description of the title, so poetic! The drawing is lovely, too! 🙂 I still haven’t seen The Queen’s Gambit but it’s on my to watch list. 🙂
Thank you, Ra! Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting, reading, and appreciating my contributions here. Looking forward to seeing you in person again, someday! Happy peppering!
That is very impressive to me in 4 mins – so happy for you that you find joy through this art. I also enjoyed your idea of growing time 🙂
Thank you! My time with art has been some of my most important moments. I just rarely make time for it. Having more time to go deeply into the art, and lose myself in it, would be wonderful. For now, I’ll graciously take what I can get!
Thank you 🌱 Pragalbha for sharing some space here (and time!) with me!
Anytime we are doing what we love is precious time! Beautiful post 👏
Thank you, Karen! Doing what we love as often in the day as possible 💛 like being in love with life.
Music is like “coloring in” time. … perfect.
I love that idea of growing time in the way that you meant. I’ve never thought of it like that but it really resonates. 🌿
Thank you, Kristenann! It was fun to write 🙂🌱
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Beautiful post Ka… and those swirls and notes do last a life time.. Much like Donavan, never to age trapped within the vinyl forever..
Had to smile as we were conversing about our singing … Big Smiles… I was in the church choir and school choir and my most prized honour was getting awarded the music prize… The whole musical works of Handles Messiah I got this age 14… Still stands proud on my book shelf today
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