We’ve all heard of the old saying “the calm before the storm“, the anticipation of, well, the manure hitting the proverbial fan. It can be a time of great excitement or anxiety, whichever way you choose to perceive it.
The thing is (actually two things): firstly, anxiety is pretty much the same energy as excitement. Try alchemizing your nerves to excited anticipation next time the opportunity presents itself. And secondly, ‘storms’ help us to grow.
Here are three beautiful quotes to embody this concept:
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
― Vivian Greene
“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
“There is peace even in the storm”
― Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh
You can Read more “storm” quotes here: Storm Quotes
Before the Storm Painting
I have just finished a new painting called, “Before the Storm“. It’s a moody, colourful piece that I hope evokes a sense of that excited anticipation and awe of a passing storm.
I’m experimenting with using different colours. Here, I stepped out of my usual comfort-zone palette to incorporate pinks and purples in the sky, they liven up the feel of the building deluge.
The original and prints are available HERE (or by clicking on the picture below) – please note that the international courier is inclusive in the price.
If you are from South Africa, you can view my SA gallery HERE, where I offer complimentary courier within SA.
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