Still practicing looking for beauty where I am, where I am, where I am. I don’t know how it is for other people but for me, almost chronically, this is so hard. I believe I’ve talked about this out loud before, about my addictive nature, and that before becoming conscious of this, it was my habit to want to be someplace else, someplace better. A couple days ago we were in Laguna Beach, CA. I took this picture there. Looking at it now I’m wondering how this could be true, that in my mind I was predominantly having trouble being present. But look: so much obvious beauty! It really is a mind affliction. I’m working on it and it ain’t easy. I’m also working through Julia Cameron’s book “The Artist’s Way” for becoming unstuck as an artist. So the companion piece to being here now is making art physically in the present, as a practice, as a means for seeing this inherent beauty, as a means of embodying it.