Today, 24 October 2011, I painted with the lovely Melanie Spinks. She’s a drawer… yes, an artist who I met during Spoleto in Charleston, SC this year. She was showing in one one room, and I in another. She’s one of the more brilliant women in my Life: A beautiful delight, an encouraging sister, an honourable and caring woman of Love.
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Little bright yellow butterflies joined us, fluttering around our brushes halfway through this venture, almost as if to bless us in our creation. It was a calm, breezy, and sunlit day in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, near the river facing downtown. We started at 3 p.m., and ended at 4:31 p.m.. I made the last brushstroke, which is rare. I just happened to set an alarm clock for this one. I did so because I knew we could just go on, and on, and on… and at 4:31 when the alarm went off, I was there, putting in the last word, smiling because we were basically making fun of one another at this point, I egging her on, ‘WHAT are you doing?!?!’ 😉 She was making greatness.
She allowed it all to be sporadic, and dignified, whimsical, caring, daring and united. We spoke of Lovers and making space to create dreams, we poured into each others place in Life and it was truly an afternoon of care. Melanie has walked with me through great sorrow lately in Life, and her Love in-courage-building is truly genius: I am so very thankful for this woman and her healing presence.
If you ever are in Melanie’s presence, I recommend getting to know her, becoming her friend, blessing her in her journey. She truly is a gift to know, to share Life with. She upholds others so strongly; it’s miraculous to behold.
I honour this woman today.