copyright Karen Ulvestad

Arches NP 2005

I’m slowly coming out of a fog, that I’ve stumbled around in for a few years.  I see a bright light, and a happier present.  Life is about being in the present, not living the past or future.

I’ve been working on my images, wondering why it has taken me years to edit them.  I have let some out to the world, but it’s a fraction of the thousands I have waiting to emerge.  It’s like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon.  As it spreads its wings for the first time, it embraces itself and the world it enters.  That’s what it is like being a reluctant artist.

From the confusion, I have emerged stronger and smarter than before.  It is easy to talk the talk, but walking the walk is another story.  I was walking the walk, then crashed (with the help of outside influence).  I have expressed some of the challenges in this blog, such as my family of origin and the related issues.  It’s just one of the many facets that influence our understanding of ourselves, and our place in the world.

My pathway out of the confusion was a strong faith that it was “all going to work out” in the end.  It was a place that I was traveling through for some reason that I could not understand.  At this point, I think I needed to see that happiness and a positive life was easy.  It’s all in the way one approaches the world.  And, nothing more. . .

Love & Light to All. . .Karen