Jodi Hills

So this is who I am – a writer that paints, a painter that writes…

The whisper of “there, there…”

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It’s so easy to see the things I should have done. The things I should have said. (Or shouldn’t have). And they fly around my brain, buzzing really, until I swat away the pesky “shoulds” and start living the calm of “what is”. Here. Maybe it lacks the clarity of then, but residing in the now, with all of its unknown, uncertainty, it is so quiet. And in this quiet I can hear the thoughts. The thoughts of the person I want to be. So I write them. Paint them. Knowing this moment too will pass. And I will need the reminders. The reminders to hug longer. Laugh louder. Speak softer. Cry more freely. Forgive. Smile. Trust. Hope. Be curious. Love abundantly, and then a little more – even myself.

I am quick to make the grocery list. We are out of coffee. Mouthwash. Seeing it, I laugh. None of it is important, if I don’t do the above. So I step inside the quiet of morning. The whisper of “there, there…” of right now, and I just see…. No should haves. No could haves. I just am. Not perfect. But always original. Note to self.

Author: jodihills

I am an author and an artist, originally from the US, now living, loving and creating in the south of France. I show my fine art throught the US and Europe, and sell my books, art and images throughout the world.

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