Do you ever wonder how it is that you choose to do something? What inspires you? Why does that particular thing spark your interest?
Are you a ” go with the flow” type of person or are you rigid in your thoughts of what you’ve already decided is right for you?
I am finding that I have changed my likes over the years, just as some people change friends. I am open to new things. I am interested. From the perspective of children, some cannot wait to finish school, yet you can spend your lifetime learning. Your brain, thinking and your mind ready to absorb different information. I feel you become a better person with each new thing that you introduce. It is social, in the process, you meet new people. You don’t have to like every aspect of a person, but you learn to appreciate that part of them that participates in a certain activity, whether it yoga, painting, rock climbing, singing, teaching, jewelry-making, bakery owner, gardener.
I am amazed at my local library and all the venues it has to offer. It truly has become a multi-faceted place in which during the learning process, I have met several new friends.
There is the ” Digital Cafe”, The Smart Lab” to take various computer seminars, and to make appointments for one on one questions. Also there you can learn ” Garage Band”, video-Editing, there is a Library consortium of shared services, one of these being sewing. I sewed both a zipped pouch and a pretty library tote of toile fabric which I like.
During both months of January and March were ” Makers month ” at local libraries in my area.
Who would have thought that all you need is a black felt tip sharpie and a white ” tile” cardboard and you can create artistic doodles called Zentangle. The premise is that while playing New Age music, music that is played during yoga classes, and drawing patterns, that it releases endorphins that create a form of relaxation. That day in January, I also learned knitting, and ball room dancing. In March, I was enthused to attend and watch documentaries.
One of my favorites was the movie entitled ” Angel Azul”, about the long process of creating an Angel statue by plaster casting on a model, this took hours to do and I appreciated the patience of the lady model. This statue was lowered into the ocean with a giant crane. Many more statues were created by sculptures in the same method , all to be used on the ocean floor, to create a new barrier reef , a place for plankton, and sea life to adhere to. I learned that professional scuba divers travel from all areas of the world to scuba dive in Mexico to view this place.
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