There is a Tibetan story that goes something like this…
A farmer and his son had a beloved stallion who helped the family earn a living. One day, the horse ran away and their neighbors exclaimed, “Your horse ran away, what terrible luck!” The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”
A few days later, the horse returned home, leading a few wild mares back to the farm as well. The neighbors shouted out, “Your horse has returned, and brought several horses home with him. What great luck!” The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”
Later that week, the farmer’s son was trying to break one of the mares and she threw him to the ground, breaking his leg. The villagers cried, “Your son broke his leg, what terrible luck!” The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”
A few weeks later, soldiers from the national army marched through town, recruiting all the able-bodied boys for the army. They did not take the farmer’s son, still recovering from his injury. Friends shouted, “Your boy is spared, what tremendous luck!” To which the farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”
I’ve been thinking about this story lately. Summertime here in Maine is so beautiful. We endure harsh wet and snowy winters and once the sun come out and feels warm to the skin its time to hit the beach. Summertime means play time to me, fun, family and friends. We get a lot of company in the summer and I want to enjoy every minute of it.
So this year I’m not being hard on myself if I’m not working in my studio.I’m relaxing at the beach, walking the dogs, visiting with friends and not judging myself and not making it good or bad. It’s just SO !! and I gotta say I’m loving it !!