Sunday, January 18, 2009

Old Haunts

This probably isn’t going to make much sense to anyone but me. But did you ever have a seriously melancholic need to examine your past? Maybe in order to figure out where your future is headed? I think that's what this is.

Quite a while ago, I lived on the East Coast: Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, etc. Recently, I realized how much of an impression that time of my life made on me. There were some very good and some very bad experiences there, like anywhere else. I got married in Philadelphia, and had a miscarriage in Pittsburgh. I stood out on the beach every single morning to watch the sun rise in Lynn, Massachusetts. I went to Atlantic City with a drug dealer friend named Laz. Everywhere, I fought and made up with the man I loved at the time. I saw amazing art at so many galleries and museums. My beagle was stolen in Elizabeth, New Jersey. I still worry she was sold to the horrible animal experimentation lab just north of there.

In the grand scheme of things, it was a short time out of my life. But still … there was the impression left.

I feel changes coming up and needed to look back. I colored my hair today. Very dark brown. It doesn’t suit me, but I like the change.

Images from my past … in no particular order …


































XOXO

6 comments:

nollyposh said...

i think this year has those kind of energies... and may just well be about letting go to enable us to move forward... and i love learning more about you because your story also talks about where your passionate art comes from x vicki x

paintedskywoman said...

change is in the air...it makes life dynamic and real...it makes you a participant in the world...

Sunshine said...

I remember those TV's! :D OMG! LOL!

But seriously, I think taking a moment to acknowledge and ponder where you've been is necessary to get you to where you want your future self to be. I think seeing where we don't want to go back to helps us envision even bigger and brighter where we DO want to go to. :) Be patient with yourself. You will emerge bigger and brighter than before! :D

Anne said...

Hi, Lisa! Sometimes we have to take stock of where we've been so we know better how to move forward. Your experiences are part of what makes you uniquely you. Wishing you all the best in 2009! :-)

Leslie said...
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Leslie said...

Thanks for sharing your photos of the past-memories you'll always have. We all do.

Your brave to change your hair color-that's big!

Traveling down life's path-it's an adventure.

xoxo
Leslie