Today I got to work with children, making art out of recycled materials. I’ve done this every year for 4 years now. It’ll be my last year doing it, as I’m moving back to Memphis in May. My life at Bridge Meadows has taught me so much. Almost all the kids I work with have been in the foster care system but now are adopted. To see how creative they can be, how playful and inventive — it’s been such a gift.
It felt good to be fully present in the workshop. I was aware at how muted my feelings have been during the past few months. Today the veil of depression was lifted, I was able to feel true delight as I watched children turn boxes into art.
I’m drawing daily to help manage depression. If you’d like to see the beginning of this project, you can see it here. You can also follow me through WordPress or on Facebook.
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