A famous quote says, if you do something you love for a living, you'll never work a day in your life. The person who is credited as having said this first, was Confucius.
As I think on this, and contemplate the quote, it occurs to me; Confucius was not talking about lying about while being fed grapes. Rather- the quote is more in reference to contentment. To be content in ones life does not mean that you are stagnant, never working or striving. It simply means that you are happy; a deep and firmly planted see of joy rests in your heart and soul.
Webster's dictionary describes contentment as: the quality or state of being contented (which is described as: feeling or showing satisfaction with ones possessions, status, or situation).
That brings me back to my topic: My privilege.
I am very privileged. Privileged that my life, and its journey has led me on a path, and with the tools that have, and are allowing me to write and be an artist for all of you. Even more, I am privileged that any of you should happen upon any of these words.
To say that this knowledge humbles me, well that is an understatement. After all, I am a small town girl, from an abusive background who just started out doodling and writing in a journal as a survival mechanism.
Now I have the privilege of using those survival mechanisms, the ones I had used for many years to a different end, and now for a living.
So it is, my privilege, to write, to draw, to paint, for you!
Ursula Kay Vos