March is a long month.
March is also generally a hard month for me.
Portland is a moody, restrained lover in Spring. On the one hand we have the early blooms -the daphne, oh, god, the daphne!!-, the playful peeks of sunshine, the slow awakening of activity in the neighborhood streets. On the other we have the heavy gray sky with its unrelenting sprinkling and low temps that invariably gets most of us talking about moving to a sunnier town in a warmer state with more generous seasons.
But this March... Well, this March things have been better; more consistent; just nicer. In fact, I feel compelled to throw caution to the wind and just admit that things have been plain GREAT. Maybe I only have access to my short memory, and that is somewhat tainting this report. But for yesterday and today, the weather has been just FLAW•LESS!!!
So much for the weather. This is self-assessment time. How goes my year-long-project to 'unleash.' Well, March brought into existence a few more finished pieces, as well as the magnificent video making class Montage. The Facebook page Consu's Art Adventures got launched, and at last check, it had just crossed over the hundredth 'like,' which is thrilling in this strange and scary way.
Yesterday I saw a friend, whom I hadn't seen in a while, and when we hugged, he whispered, "hello, girl with the frog in her throat," and in that instant I understood that this portion of 'unleashing' means letting people in to what has been, for my whole life, the most private part of my world.
Yikes! Yay! OMG & crap!!!
It's all good, and I am still looking forward to unleashing some more!