Freedom Walkers: Living with Both Feet on the Ground

There are those gifted with wings, mighty successes that soar on currents of notoriety, and then there are freedom walkers, people who live with both feet on the ground, those who stumble through the ordinary.

Freedom Walkers, Poem

We freedom walkers cheer for American idol contestants while our guitars sleep in coffin-like cases, tucked away in closets.

We sing to modest audiences, shampoo bottles perched on soapy ledges that hug shower walls.

We work hard and long, and steal artistic time like famished thieves snatching loaves of fresh-baked bread.

Although we long for powerful promises fulfilled to lift us above the average, few will ever know our names or celebrate our crafts or adorn our graves with flowers.

Yet, we help other little feet find their way.

Skyler's feet glow

The allure of seeking success in and of itself is our Achilles heel, the intoxicating potion that unravels reasoning, the kiss of death to pure desires.

So we work at the fine art of sipping slowly from notoriety’s cup to keep our minds from swelling and our feet from stumbling. READ THE ENTIRE POST…

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About JoDee Luna

“I’m lost in a love affair with portrait painting!” JoDee Luna confesses. This author, artist, and educator describes herself as a creative eclectic due to her diverse history, multiple talents, and various career pursuits. She enjoys a host of creative expressions: mixed media, mask making, floral designing, photography, sculpture, and gardening. JoDee believes the creative process infuses her with the courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas. She seeks to share her insights with others through her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics and website by the same name, http://refrainfromtheidentical.com. Both provide helpful tips and inspiration for artistic multi-taskers, those who enjoy various forms of artistic expression.
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