I often ask people, if you were a fruit, what would you be?
In a previous (actually rather long ago now…) post, I said I’d be a grape.
Soft on the outside, but my core is tiny yet tough, almost unbreakable.
Pineapples on the other hand, are rough on the outside, sweet on the inside.
They stand tall and wear a beautiful crown.
This post is dedicated to my daughter, who has a fondness for pineapples.
Some days, you just have to choose.
Choose to stand tall.
Choose to smile.
And while you’re at it, sit tall as well.
You will feel instantly better in spite of it all!
(You can see the “concept” drawing of this post on my YouTube Channel at Stand Tall.)
I am going to do regular videos of my drawing process.
These will be posted on the A Life So Luminous YouTube channel which you can subscribe to and share with your friends.
Let me know how you like them and what more you’d like to see!
Rainy hot humid season.
Not my favourite.
Other people find Autumn and Winter melancholic.
Summer depresses me.
The heat. The humidity. The heaviness in the air.
It’s hard to breathe.
Like wading through a fog. My head feels thick.
I’d rather have the heavy rain from last week.
Thankfully the forecast is for rain this weekend.
Please let it POUR.
6:00 wake up
8:00 workshop starts
17:00 workshop ends
18:20 headache sets in
19:00 depart hotel
20:30 train delayed
22:00 train leaves Guangzhou (finally)
24:00 arrive Hong Kong (finally)
00:30 shower, painkillers
00:50 bed, half dead
I was grateful for the amazing workshop though.
A powerful storytelling circle.
A group of genuine young people.
A transformative experience.
That’s why I was so tired.