Day 26 “Chameleon”

When I began this blogging quest, I wanted my blog to reflect what I experience in my personal identity search, “You never know what you’re going to get!”

I go on more bird walks off the intended path than thought humanly possible. Perhaps this tendency is an addiction to the new or maybe just an innate design (or both?).

When I feel badly about this tendency to switch from one interest to the next, I find reassurance in the chameleon.

 “Different chameleon species are able to change different colors which can include pink, blue, red, orange, green, black, brown, light blue, yellow and turquoise”  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chameleon#Change_of_color).

If God made a lizard like this, could He not make some of us humans with the ability to change what we express artistically?

As odd as these “switch-a-roo” tendencies may appear to others, I rest in the assurance that I am not alone. In fact, my entire family is odd like me! When we haven’t seen each other for a few weeks, a shift in creative interests has occured.

For example, the last time I was at my parents’ house, mom and dad proudly showed me their newly renovated “Western Room.”

Sunday’s visit found mom moved on to a quilt project strewn all over her sewing room.

My sister’s present passion is acrylic painting; since the last time I was over to her home. Then, she showed me an enchanting pen and ink drawing of a hobbit-like character.  

My daughter, Elya, changes art forms like she changes clothes. When she stayed with me over the summer, I was amazed at how many different projects she was doing.

So the next time you feel “odd” and “different” because you are, remember my family and the chameleon.

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