There is so much in The New Midlife Crisis: Why (and How) It’s Hitting Gen X Women, by Ada Calhoun, that deeply resonates with me. Various paragraphs help explain some of the internal malaise that I often feel. Naming it, normalizing it, understanding I’m not alone in it, helps me, when I am able to remember! The art that comes out of these moments often reflects back the beauty of the other side, these so-called dark nights of the soul pave the way for openings and opportunities for relating and being in the world that might be just a little better.
Create a collage that plays with the positive and negative space of an image. For example, find a shape you like, in this case a figure, cut out two versions of them and play with ways of placing them together. Add other elements as desired.
Everyday through December 25th, I’ll be making a 5×5 inch collage, writing a short entry on this blog and sharing a prompt for those who might want to participate along with me. You can follow my progress by subscribing to this blog through the sidebar on the blog homepage, or by following me on Instagram.