Too Happy To Be Blue – Diptych
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Too Happy To Be Blue (Diptych)
These two paintings created in oils with their intense bright blue background seem to reflect a sense of calmness and happiness. The soft colors that are entangled with the light-catching blue provides a feeling of drifting without a care in the world.
Ever wonder why they named it the bluebird of happiness? I think it is because there are rough spots in our lives that make us blue, but our blue can turn into glee by learning to be happy with today as we reach for our dreams tomorrow.
The Blue Bird (French: L’Oiseau bleu) is a 1908 play by Belgian playwright and poet Maurice Maeterlinck. Once upon a time, a woodcutter and his wife lived in their cottage on the edge of a large and ancient forest. They had two dear little children who met with a most wonderful adventure….”
The story begins with two child heroes, Tyltyl and Mytyl, who are sent out by the fairy Bérylune into various lands (land of memory, palace of night, kingdom of the future…) to search for the Bluebird of Happiness. Returning home empty-handed, the children see that the bird has been in a cage in their home the whole time. When Myltyl gives the bird as a present to a sick neighbor, the bird flies away. The moral of the story? The search for happiness is ongoing, and it is to be found within oneself.
Searching for happiness maybe doomed to failure. And maybe happiness comes when you stop looking for it. When you are not trying to be happy. When you forget yourself and focus on something other than you…
‘There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way’ – Thich Nhat Hanh
The Bluebird brings the reminder that happiness and fulfillment are well within reach. It’s easy to become absorbed in our daily demanding lives with our many obligations and stressful events.
But the little bluebird always finds the time to gently dance through the sky, patiently making its way through life, and sweetly singing the song of its own truth. A song filled with joy and playfulness. It gently reminds us lighten up, let go, to stop taking life so seriously and start taking the time to simply enjoy. Bluebirds express themselves freely with no judgement or doubt.
“Birds have a way of putting things in perspective. They forge ahead and carry on no matter what happens. No dwelling on the past, no regrets, sheer 100% survival and beauty. “- Susan Halpin, 2008
So I am going to try and remember that only I have the power to choose and be – “Too Happy To Be Blue”
- Title: Too Happy To Be Blue – Diptych
- Medium: Oil
- Size: 2) 30″ x 30″
Dare to Feel,