What I worked on today...still trying to create at least something every day. I like this one, it's spirited. I imagine the laugh to be flirty or false so I especially love that she's laughing with herself and to herself. I anticipate an, "Oohhhh, Daaarliinnngg. We simply must get together sometime..." She also probably has a liquid breakfast if you know what I mean. Not that I judge! Whatever floats yer boat. But I like her, she's a character and at least in this moment, she's quite charming.
I love when I make myself laugh...although I can't remember the last time I did. I suppose I have been in a bit of a rut lately... I do laugh a lot with Twila. Her world is a lot of fun and her down moments are so fleeting. The other day when I picked her up from school I spotted her running around the playground with her friends and then ten steps later when I arrived at the gate to join her she was crying. "What happened?" I ask. She was too snivel-y to reply so her friend told us that James hit her with a stick. Ohhh, James. It's funny how differently boys and girls get into their imaginations. A minute later I put Twila down to go and retrieve her belongings. When I came back she was on the see-saw with James. I love it! No grudge, no fear, tears...just smiles and laughter. I've stopped asking myself things like, "When does the innocence disappear?" and have instead tried to take a page out of her book. A better question to ask myself is, "Why can't it be that easy?" I find that when I do, things seem easier because they are easier. Perspective, I'm open to it changing. So after I hit "Publish" I am going to stop feeling one way and feel another. It's that easy.
PS- I have finally gotten the ACoLab up and running again. Hope to see you over there!