Whimsical Painting by Henri Matisse
OFF THE CUFF Writing
While perusing for catchy art to inspire writing, this Fauvisim fish bowl struck a cord with my essence of long ago while a song was playing in the background saying: “I’m not what I used to be…”
A victorious flashback – On a cold March day I had decided to break up a relationship that was going nowhere. Don’t come back, I told him, but he did. As he approached me I begged God to break the shackles crushing my heart. As he placed his hands on my shoulder, I immediately felt freed from him as if he was a stranger I never knew…he never came back.
Seeing these fish swim around such a small bowl reminds me of the miracle I received so many moons ago. Going around endless circles until I began to pray for help and stepped out of darkness.
Thank God! I’m not was I used to be – This refrain completes this post:
If what you are doing now offends God – stop it!
If the person you associate with keeps you from God – leave!
If you are in a dangerous place – run from it!
if a thing, person or place draws you closer to God – keep it going!
It’s taking you into your holy realm.
…seven months later God’s goodness led me to my Beloved husband…