chasing awesome…

April 10, 2008

Jack: Wouldn’t it be great if we could draw ourselves and then erase it, then draw ourselves again?

That would be awesome! We could spend our whole lives chasing awesome!

My picture is scribbled and erased a million times over in my quest to chase awesome. I fear I love the eraser more than the pencil. I constantly look for tiny strokes out of place, working so hard to create the masterpiece in my mind. I get frustrated and sick of the art that is my life. I think, I strive, I try too hard.

This isn’t what my sage had in mind at all. Maybe it’s the idea that every day is wide open with possibilities, that awesome is right before us just waiting for us to draw her. What is in us to create today, what has been waiting to blow our minds, what does awesome look like tomorrow when the paper is brand new and white again?

This adventure of chasing awesome, I claim it today. My pencil is the prettiest one you have ever seen, and my picture, well, I can’t wait to see…

*feel free to share what awesome you are chasing today in the comments

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3 Responses to “chasing awesome…”

  1. Sarah Says:

    “I fear I love the eraser more than the pencil.”
    That’s some heavy stuff, P. Lots to think about.

  2. Ragamama Says:

    I am chasing awesome in the line at the post office, up the stairs, running away from me with ink pens. My awesome is 1 year old.
    In myself I am chasing an awesome dream I had as a child with my watercolor pencils, and my deep secret heart.

  3. Mary Ellen Says:

    “Chasing awesome” . . . probably the best idea that I’ve heard in a long time. I like it!


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