I am coming to the conclusion that the stories I tell seem to revolve around a common theme, relationships. I visited a friend once who asked many thought provoking questions including "What is your passion?" I answered, "my family". He scoffed and attempted to convince me that wasn't a passion, it was a love, but not a passion. His passion was medicine. His companion's passion was photography. At that time, I was just becoming passionate about art, but that is not a passion, it is an obsession! I must do art everyday! Read, draw, paint or see art, it's definitely an obsession!
The quote below is by a favorite poet of mine. It reminds me of each of my three children, who seem to share this intention!
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
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