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29 May 2010

HORSE 2 Equine Abstract Art Horse Painting Daily by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

'Horse 2'
9 x 12 Acrylic on Canvas

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The Painting: Vibrant and defined by color.

The Thought: We made several trips to the neighborhood work area. Once every month or two they bring in a dumpster and you can load it with anything but brush or trees or grass.  It is here about a week and then it goes away until the next time. 

We happened to notice there was a sign up that said DUMPSTER is here.  We have truly been working hard the past few days emptying the stuff left by the prior owner and finishing up and sorting the rest of our stuff too.  Terry has made three runs so far and we will go once more this afternoon.   

The men that work the yard here in the neighborhood have one of the digger machines with the scooper on it. It is a tall one.  What they do is as the dumpster fills up, they sprinkle smell good on it and use that digger as a masher, mashing all the stuff down so more can be dumped into it.  He warned us to make sure we finished on Friday because on Saturday the Part-timers arrive for the holiday and there will be a literal line of cars at the work yard trying to load the dumpster.  On Saturday there won't be anyone there to push it down into a flatter squished area to allow for more dumping.

You might ask why I am writing about the dumpster.  I am thinking about making a box and decorating it and calling it  THE PACE DUMPSTER.   In our life time we accumulate trash in our lives that affects how we think and act.  We seem to hang on to this trash and just add more to it daily when we feel down, put upon, less than, etc.  This 'trash' in our head affects our bodies and our outlook in life as well as our actions to others.   

We tend to do the same thing to our little brains... we try to forget and mush down the feelings and make room for more negativity the next day.  I know God is up there scratching His head literally laughing at us.  When will we ever learn? Seems like the good things just slide by and make us feel good for a few moments. We tend to hang on to the negative things in life and let them build up and overwhelm us.

We do not need to keep compacting the trash in our souls...layer after layer after layer, occasionally spraying in some smell good along the way to keep it hidden from others.  We need to get rid of the trash.  So all the negative thoughts and all the beat downs we feel we get we need to let go of and move on.  

I will keep a pencil and pad next to my newly decorated THE PACE DUMPSTERI will give Terry verbal directions on how to 'dump' and we will try this for a month.  Once something is dumped in the box, it is GONE.  We won't even go back and read it, we will burn it with our leaves.  I know God will approve of this as He does not want us compacting our pains and hurts and not living the full life He intends for us.


"The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me."  Psalm 23: 1-4

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