Seriously, last night the Stork, the Chicken & I went to this event at Surel's Place. (I posted in yesterday's blog that I was not only going, but very excited to be doing so.) We enjoyed ourselves immensely (well probably me more than the other two, but as previously established, I'm easily entertained & try to find fun everywhere).
First off, let me just say how utterly cool Surel's Place is. I've lived in Idaho now for almost twenty years & until this year, never knew it existed. Mind you, I've preferred to keep myself pretty sheltered in my little area, because comfort zones, not necessarily liking doing the alone things, fear of the unknown, no one physically here that truly shares my interests & just you know things. (Pretty much the whole gamut of social anxiety issues that a lot of people, a lot of artists experience.) I absolutely intend to attend more events there & solemnly swear to support them as much as I can. Places like this are more important than you realize.
So I went to this event/reading excited to meet fellow artists & to see this amazing little community that I had not even knew existed in my own area. I was even more excited to meet an artist that I admire, who happens to do what I hope to, strive to, dream of doing, which is inspire & encourage others.
Anyway, the evening was very nice. I actually enjoyed hearing David speak about his own personal experience dealing with depression & how art has helped him. It was not just an informative talk, but is was funny at times & very personal. It actually helped me to recognize quite a few things in people I know & even some in myself, that I need to be more aware of.
Okay, I think I've probably rambled enough, so I'll try to get to the point. Which, if I remember correctly, was about learning being fun. ***Scrolls up to reread the post so far.***
Yes, I was trying to say that learning new things can be fun. You just have to have the right attitude, an open mind & as with everything an open & willing heart. Because we don't just learn with our brains.
So kiddos, do me a favor & try to learn something new every single day, with both your mind & heart. You never know when your knowledge will help you make a difference in the universe.
Aloha hugs & much love gang,