As usual, Chicago skipped out on spring and went right from winter to summer! The sailboats made their way back to the harbor, the dog beach sang with the sounds of dogs' laughter, and the people of Chicago came out of their sheltered, pasty-skinned, layered clothing habits as we saw sun for what seems like to first time in months. And me, I made my way to one of my favorite spots, Montrose Beach.
As I went on my two-hour walk I took in all of the sites; people bathing in the sun, enjoying a drink at The Dock, and picnicking along the shore. It was a perfect, lazy day.
Let’s just say that Montrose Beach and I share a personal connection. It is my peaceful place, where I often go to contemplate life, run, take long walks, and practice yoga. When I created this painting, I wanted to capture that serenity and stillness that we so often need in our lives but never make time for. I hope that when others view this painting, it takes them to that same place.
So please, take that long walk by the beach, whatever your version of that might be. When we do this for ourselves, we develop this sort of clarity that spills over into all other parts of our lives. Those moments that perhaps seemed challenging or impossible to handle get a little bit easier. Those things that once weighed us down are lifted, and we become better, lighter versions of ourselves.
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