Thursday, June 6, 2013
Have a Heart - How Creativity Can Heal the Soul
A colleague of mine, Rebecca, is an artist. This October it will be five years since Rebecca's husband received a brand new heart. I understand from her that the five year mark in the transplant world is cause for celebration. Rebecca has just started a new series on her blog (Voyage of Discovery) called "Have a Heart" in which she will create all kinds of hearts. Where it will lead ultimately ... well, it seems she will just continue her journey to see what unfolds with each step. The link to her first post in this series can be found here. It seems she is off to a terrific beginning already. If you are a caregiver or one with chronic disease, I invite you to experiment with expressing the inexpressible through some form of creativity. It might be doodling, coloring, taking pictures, collage, writing a poem (no rhyming necessary!), planting a small garden, cooking a special meal, watercolor, knitting ... The list is endless. Perhaps Rebecca's early "heart" attempts will inspire you as well. Rebecca's blog has been added to our blog For Your Creative Spirit resource list for future reference.