When I first created this website, I was inspired by the idea of finding peace on a windy day. At the time, that meant that even when storms rage, you can find a place of calm and sanctuary within yourself, and use that to return to balance and joy. Although that is all still true, lately I find that wind means so much more.
Wind is change. It is transformation, inspiration, movement, magic. It is what allows us to be lifted into the air, to soar the heights, to hear music and our loved ones’ laughter. It is power. It allows us to sweep away the past, and make room for the future.
And so “finding peace on a windy day” has taken on a different meaning for me. The peace found on a windy day does not deny or ignore the wind, but rather it embraces it. It uses the wind and all the powers of creativity and change that it represents. This is the power of artists–to harness the wind, to use it to create something new, something beautiful, something full of joy.
So when the winds are raging in your own life, you do not need to fear them. Instead, let them inspire you to create something worthy of the artist within. See what you can do with that wind to create your own kind of magic, whether you call yourself an artist, a writer, a parent, a lover, a knitter, a sculpture, a dream-weaver.
We are all artists. We all have windy days. The greatest art is in allowing that wind to bring us new beginnings, and the possibility of creating greater peace and joy than we had previously imagined.