“Sometimes the best way to find yourself is to just get lost.” So says Amy Oestreicher in Creativity and Gratitude (2021).
Interesting concept. Is it possible to “relish life’s detours”? I’m about to find out as I embark on a journey discovering how a ninety degree turn in life can metamorpihize into beautiful, new opportunities, leading to the path I was supposed to be on in the first place. Tall order, but I am willing to give it a try.
Preparation for this amazing “learning to delight in detours” journey starts with collecting several items. I start by rejecting the intimidation I feel as I scan the empty pages of my new “detourist sketch book.” Next up, finding a “detourist collection box,” and filling it up with things that inspire me to be used in collage making. (This started with a trip to the dollar store where, I find out by accident, things range from $1.25 to $5.00).
If you have been stymied and perplexed by detours on your chosen life’s road, perhaps you’d like to join me. I am told we will clear the muddied path, find flowers where the path appears barren, and the creativity will help us connect with ourselves and others.
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