“Fall from my Window”
Curiosity was calling me to come down my street a bit further so I could look around... hoping that the the leaves on the trees were not only to be found on the ground after those untimely winds we were faced with these past few days. All it took was one more driveway so I could look and see that we had branches still dressed with magnificent color. What started from my car turned into the door being ajar so I could walk and talk to myself about what I was grateful for. Thanks to autumn and thanks for change, I was able to rearrange my view so that this hue simply knew what was true... that I wasn’t just missing you- I was simply missing the happiness of us...--© Ramon Nayar. All Rights Reserved.ISO Splash. Words. Images. Storytelling.--
And so it begins! My fine art is officially going places- looking to shine a light on causes and programs near and dear to my heart. Stay tuned for more updates as these organic mosaics and more make their way to different locations... potentially coming to a gallery or equivalent space near you :)--© Ramon Nayar. All Rights Reserved.ISO Splash. Words. Images. Storytelling.--
“Reading Rainbows on a Rainy Day”
So many leaves of potential autumn hues have fallen amidst the strong winds and perpetual storms. At least the backyards and walking paths will become playgrounds of crisp color to celebrate this season with. Coming home after training and getting ready for a new day of doing good things was thankfully without feelings of melancholy that sometimes come with a missing sunrise- for that daily emergence of light across the horizon or above the trees serves as a symbolic refresh to anyone’s angst.
I check the mailbox either at the end of the day or the next morning should I also have some letters to send... a supposed lost art form yet my cornerstone for writing... creative, contemplative, or maybe even courageous depending on the recipients of my correspondence. How special it was to receive such a heartfelt package from the IU Complete Life Cancer Support Diretor celebrating a successful art project?! To know that my pieces did make quite the positive impression had me feeling so grateful and hopeful and, of course, inspired.
There have been and probably will continue to be grey days ahead. But even in the company of storm clouds, the possibility of rainbows on rainy days remain. So I’ll focus on this perspective shift, wishing all of you, especially those in our cancer support cancer community, those intermittent moments of hope to hold onto.--© Ramon Nayar. All Rights Reserved.ISO Splash. Words. Images. Storytelling.--
“Stopping to Notice”
The alternative intention of a ‘no turn on red’ had me smiling at that commanding open hand instead. Please stop, for a moment, and just notice that sky. Just enjoy this sight and don’t question why. These sun rays bleeding through clouds that otherwise occupied most of the day caused my combustible based engine to take pause... for there is beauty in the flaws we make every now and again, never if mistakes should happen but when. And I’ll forgive you because I live through disappointments with hope. And those rays remind me of your laugh and smile as I wait for the light for a little more of a while. And in case you didn’t know this just remember that I’ll be stopping to notice because I see you, I really do.--© Ramon Nayar. All Rights Reserved.ISO Splash. Words. Images. Storytelling.--
“Not to Worry- it was just a Dream”
Arriving home after enjoying some local, live music performances, I took notice of the bright yellow maple by the lighted walkway of my home. The profound and recently presented color change pretty much summed up my evening... perpetual inspiration and appreciation post a full morning and afternoon of mild weather accents on this beautiful autumn day. One of my dear cousins flew in for a special, 4 hour visit to just hang. She had also lost her father once upon a time, so sharing experiences and navigating some sort of meaning while cross checking closure felt unique and special. I’ll be gearing up (literally) to capture a number of fall compositions in the coming days- with the intention of expanding my organic mosaic collection to include this beautiful season. I still wake anywhere from 1am to 2:30am... thinking I still have to rush to the hospital to take care of Pa. I know this now irrelevant routine will subside in time. But, for the time being, I have a momentary place to go and witness the beautiful color this season has to offer. How amazing was it this morning to witness those yellows convert to beautiful reds in a matter of hours?! This middle- of- the- night- interlude seems to have a perfectly timed purpose. Maybe it is the fall season colors that can soothe the soul during bouts of sorrow, stress & angst. Maybe that abrupt and yet gentle transition was simply this October’s autumn whispering, ‘not to worry, it was just a dream...’--© Ramon Nayar. All Rights Reserved.ISO Splash. Words. Images. Storytelling.--