Tuesday, April 26, 2011

bliss


Sometimes bliss is work.

This is true.  Did you know that Van Gogh painted some nine hundred paintings during his lifetime and only sold one?  Nine hundred paintings people.  No wonder he went insane and ultimately took his own life. I believe he literally painted his heart and soul out onto the canvases.

A few years ago one of his sunflower paintings sold for close to forty million dollars.  That's the going price for heart and soul these days.

Unless you read this blog. Then you get heart and soul for free.

I'm in Houston, following my bliss.  I've been blogging for a long time.  A door has opened and I thought I'd come in and take a look around.

I'm not sure where this path will lead but I do know one thing.  When I write I don't loose my heart and soul. 

I find it.

“When you follow your bliss... doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else.” -Joseph Campbell

7 comments:

imagination gardener said...

sometimes I equate my self-worth with income and that is a not good when you work in the creative industry.

many, many thanks for this eloquent reminder...

lorie said...

Wait, are you heading off in the shuttle launch?

april said...

Yes. Yes I am.

Elizabeth said...

And it's blissful to come here daily and see what beautiful thing you're up to!

As for Van Gogh, his temporal lobe epilepsy caused hallucinations, which inspired his art and, sadly, probably his suicide.

Maren said...

Thanks! Loved this post:)

Nancy W said...

Great post! Hope you enjoy our city ;) hugs from Conroe (Houston) Texas

music notes said...

Oh my, I'm new to your blog. You have a lovely blog here!