Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sonnet #11: Transitioning to wonder

When our efforts meet with chaos and confusion
we might suspect we're doing something wrong.
But that may well not be the right conclusion:
Sometimes disorder's right where we belong.

Perfection doesn't have as much to teach us --
it never takes us past our comfort zones.
Sometimes important lessons can only reach us
when we've been forced to wrestle with unknowns.

At first, this painting, for example, I just hated:
I must have lost my talent, I assumed.
But now, I see the harsh lines I created
provide structure in which new shapes and colors bloomed. 

The process of transition can be depressing,
but the resulting transformation might well prove to be a blessing.

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