In my work as a psychotherapist, I invite people to think of themselves and their lives as works in progress. I hope that creates progressive room for people’s progress in healing, patience, acceptance, and gentleness with self and others.
Yesterday, while I was not at work and I was looking at other people’s work instead, I saw this:
That’s Deb, whose colorful hair reflects the progressive work of Mia, our wonderful hair artiste in Watertown. Deb and I were working on our breakfast, at Flour Bakery in Boston, when I took that picture and saw more works in progress, including this:
After breakfast, Deb and I progressed to the Open Studios, where we saw some progressive works by Jenifer Mumford.
Jenifer told us about somebody who had progressed into her studio the day before and had turned around the work hanging on the walls, declaring “These look better like this!”
Deb and I thought it was quite progressive and kind of Jenifer not to tell that guy what a piece of work he was.
After we talked to Jenifer, we saw some wonderful work by my ex-business partner Jonathan Stark, whom I worked with in the 80s and 90s, creating progressive corporate videos and other advertising/marketing work.
That’s Jenifer Stark, Jonathan’s lovely wife, who does amazing work creating fabrics and clothing. Jonathan and Jen got married in 2010. Good work, Jonathan and Jen!
Here are some other works in progress we saw yesterday at Fort Point Channel, Boston USA:
Actually, I saw that last work at a supermarket in Waltham, Massachusetts last night. Do you think powdered peanut butter is progress? If not, what progress do you see here?
Now I need to progress to work.
Progressive thanks to all the artists who helped me create today’s post and to all the works in progress out there, including you!