This weekend as I planned for a family birthday celebration I thought a lot about balance.
"I really like symmetry and formality. Formal or symmetrical balance is nice! It's simple! But it can also be a little boring and stiff." Those were the thoughts going through my mind as I rearranged furniture, cooked, and cleaned my house. I was arranging things in new and more interesting ways. The food, the decor, seating arrangements all needed to be comfortable for everyone.
These activities caused me to question the balance in my life. It felt a little wrong, out of balance somehow. Was I too focused on the arrangement of furniture? How was the balance in my life today?
I decided as I worked in the kitchen to accomplish the cooking chores that the next time I set up a still life I would think outside the box a little more to create balance that is more real. Life is just not symmetrical. It's messy and uneven and can feel out of balance. Thankfully it's not all about one day! We can work to put more emphasis on the neglected things the next day. This way we create a more interesting life. Just as with a painting when the balance is a little more subtle we can keep the viewer engaged longer. But not off balance!
Until next time... Let's keep creating a beautiful life!