I broke out my green paints this week and I couldn’t be happier with the way Emerald City turned out. Sometimes I get attached to paintings. This one and Cleansing Cry have been two that are hard to let go of for me. I found it interesting that in the book, the wizard had everyone wearing green spectacles so that the Emerald City appeared green. While I was painting, I thought about how blogs can be like that at times. We share these small glimpses of our lives where things maybe don’t look emerald, but do look so sparkly and clean through the eye of a crystal clear, sharp camera lens. In order and basking in natural daylight. Obviously the every day isn’t like that, for us at least.
Chris works a normal job. There are tumble weeds of dog hair sweeping across the living room where the baseboards should be. I struggle to stay caught up on laundry. I don’t have a stockpile of posts in draft form like I hear so many other bloggers do. (Is that true!?) But I also don’t let myself get down on it. I do what I can. I blog because I like to. I try to keep my eyes in check so that I don’t perceive things that aren’t real or expectations that aren’t realistic. At the end of the day, whether my house is clean or needs attention–there is no place like home, because that’s where my family is.
Happy Weekend to you!