Saturday, January 29, 2011


So far, for me, 2011 has already been full of ups and downs. Almost like being on an extreme roller coaster ride, really. But, life can be like that. And, sometimes it is like that in abundance, these ups and downs. The key is to mindfully hold on to the ups real tight to get you through the downs. Mindfully.

This week was highlighted with one of those wonderful 'ups'. On Wednesday, there was an art reception at our city hall. Our city hall is a new building that is less than five years old. Up until recently, there was NO art that graced the walls of Rio Rancho's City Hall.

An Art Commission was newly formed and appointed in late 2009 and in Jan. 2010, it met for the first time. I am one of those art commissioners. One of the first things our city manager put forth to us was to have art hanging in city hall by Jan. of 2011-in time for the celebration of being 30 years old as a city (man, is that young, or what?). A tough thing to accomplish given that we had no budget to work with and we had so much other work to get going on. But, I am proud to say that we did it. And, you can read about it here as to how it was done. What makes me the happiest about it all is that our city's youth were involved in a BIG way.
I took pictures and recorded video at the reception-most especially the speeches. Don't know when I'll get those up, but you can bet that the lives of these students have changed as a result of this event. We will never know how it will change their lives, but I know in my heart of hearts that it will be positive.

It is these moments that I know I am stumbling towards ecstasy instead of away from it.

To visit other posts in regards towards "Stumbling Towards Ecstasy"  visit Rebecca and her friends here.


rebecca said...

this is so wonderful! i am so glad you have shared this milestone.
love your madonna graced with flowers..and the word mindful.
this is a word that calms my every thought. that enters my heart like light.

thank you....for your offer of grace.

turquoise cro said...

What a FUN event YOU got to go to and be a part of!!Amazing art! I just strolled down to see the 2, later I will follow your link and see the other art!!Yayyyyy! for Mr. Lutz! and all his art students!


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