By Kristi Grussendorf
Balance. I struggle with balance. As I write, I worry that the three people who read this are going to worry about my mental health. I’m okay…really:)
My mom says, “You think too much, Kristi.” Do I? If that’s the case, why do I forget birthdays and appointments? Why do I seem to notice a building on a corner I’ve driven by hundreds of times only to be told that, yes, it has been there for at least a couple of years…
Right now, I have a headache. Maybe I DO think too much! Not everyone with which I associate, knows that I’m an artist. I hate to stereotype but maybe this is one of the reasons I am not a linear thinker. The traits that make me creative, while challenging at times, have also saved me. Art has saved me. It’s a refuge, a place to escape those bigger balance questions. For example, when do you forgive and when is accountability necessary? Is it true that there cannot be any peace without justice?
Those are questions I am unable to answer but as an artist, let me share with you what being an artist, especially a watercolor painter has taught me:
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