Amazing! I wrote that title just now thinking about how fast time seems to be going. And only then remembered that I had used the same title for a painting I did last summer. So Quickly Now is a flower form and to me felt full of movement and growth, but was also symbolic of how short-lived everything is.
January of 2012 is proving me right about that. It is almost half over already and I am feeling my own internal pressure to have accomplished more. My quiet (productive) winter time is vanishing before my eyes. By now I should have painted much more, created a new mandala (or two), made many beaded bracelets, worked on some unfinished baskets, finished knitting a scarf I started last year, read five books, lost ten pounds, organized my office (for real), and cleaned my house. I am “so quickly now” going to try to set aside my unrealistic goals, have some fun, make some art of some kind or another, and figure out that it’s all OK. Really!