Project 101 – Day 3

A couple of years ago I signed up for a painting class.

 

The timing was less then perfect – I am a teacher and the course started on the same day as the new school year. I also didn’t know why I had signed up – I had never painted before – but when I found the class I didn’t hesitate for a moment.

 

And i am sooooooo happy I did!

 

Not only because painting has brought me joy and friends and so much more, but also because I discovered: I love to paint. I love to squeeze the paint on my plate. I love to start with that first brush stroke. I love the messy hands and the stains on the floor (and the doors, the chairs, well……on everything in my house actually).

 

That is why I’m doing this project. For me, for joy. Because when life is throwing dirt at me – I throw back paint.

 

In the depth of winter I finally learned

that there was in me an invincible summer

– Albert Camus –

 

 

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