Dolphin Tale and me

We watched Dolphin Tale tonight. I cried my eyes out. If this movie does not bring tears to your eyes then we need to check if you are human; I know cry too easily, but still I am sure I am not the only one. Firstly it’s what people to do animals that saddens me…and then there are humans with so much love and compassion that they put a prosthetic tail on a dolphin!? But what really got my attention and touched me is how the dolphin behaved just like people do when they try a prosthetic for the first time, her tantrums in this movie were so similar to human tantrums.

And that made me think of myself and how in a simple thing like what I’m painting now, I sometimes feel like I will never get it right. I almost feel like having a little tantrum of my own. I can’t paint this! It’s too difficult! It’s ugly! I don’t want to do it anymore!

Right as if I have any reason to complain or say I can’t when I have these little cards in my art file of artists that paint with a brush in the mouth. Beautiful paintings they make holding a brush in their feet! (The mouth & foot painters)

So that bought me right back to reality, the dolphin can swim and survive with a prosthetic tail, people learn to run marathons on blades, and artists inspire me with a brush in the mouth or foot…I can do it, I can paint and will finish this painting and I better make a good job of it.

*sigh* having said that I really am struggling with this one, I think I need to watch the movie one more time before I take it back….