Enough about money. I am talking an emotional bank here. My emotional bank is divided into two sections: debits and credits....much like an accounting book. Those things that drain me are definitely debits: courtesy calls from any business with whom I have ever done business or from whom I have ever ordered a magazine; power plays among people; the little purple pill and other ads from drug companies; and the evening scare-tactic news. I have found that I must consciously fill my emotional bank with interactions and activities that keep my bankbook afloat....those are credits. My sketchbook is filled with small drawings of those people who populate my immediate world....those with whom I feel a connection with, as well as those who don't have a clue that I am drawing them. Edna Williams is a dynamo with whom I have shared gallery sitting at Summit Artspace on more than one occasion. Wow.....I feel energized just being with her. She is an avid reader in several book clubs.....she has an interest in art that she feeds regularly.....and she has a forthright opinion on just about everything. Sometimes we quietly sit and read. Sometimes we chat. She is definitely a credit. Five hours feel like one.
By the way, Summit Artspace can always use volunteer gallery sitters.....could put your bank account over the top....the emotional one, that is.