Friday, April 3, 2009

~Zip It~

~Zip It~

This piece isn't finished, But I wanted to share her anyways. I'm trying to remember to take pictures of my art as I go along. I tend to just keep working until it's done, then I share the finished piece. I'm sure this one will go with one of my Poems for my book.
Has anyone ever told ya to zip it? Ya know the saying, when someone is talking about someone and that person suddenly appears they say "Zip It." Meaning they don't wantcha to reveal what they were saying about the person.
How many times as a child were ya told to zip it, shush, hush,shut up, be quiet, etc...? My life as a child was one HUGE zip it!
As an adult I find it annoying for someone to tell me zip it, even if they do it in a different way. I've been in a conversation where I've been talked over. That's a persons way of saying zip it, ya not to speak. Or ya sharing something to someone and ya have to repeat what ya've been saying, because they say "Huh?" or "I didn't get it" These are ways for people to tell ya not to share what's in ya heart. I find that's when I become rebelious and speak up that much more. I refuse to be silent, when my spirit is screaming for me to say something.
We all have that inner voice in our head that screams for ya to speak up, or remain silent. Do ya listen to that voice? Do ya honor the spirit within you? We are all made to voice our feelings, Share our hurts, dreams and desires. It's as natural as breathing, That is after all why God created us. There's nothing wrong with wanting to share. The error we make, the disservice to our spirit is when we stand by and say nothing.
I love the following quotes...
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter"~Martin Luther King
"No person is your friend who demands your silence,or denies your right to grow"~Alice Walker
"To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men"~Abraham Lincoln
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"~Edmund Burke
Why am I sharing this with ya? Honestly it's what's in my heart. It's something I felt I should share with ya. Some of us need to be reminded to not hold back what we think. Maybe ya struggling with sharing how ya feel. Maybe ya like me, and allow yaself to be put last so others will be happy. I just wantcha to know it's ok for ya to have feelings, hopes, and dreams. It's ok for ya to say no ya don't want to do something, or go somewhere. Speak up! Please don't be afraid to say how ya feel. Please know it's ok to make yaself happy as well as others. I'm not saying it's ok to abuse people or be obnoxious and demanding in ya wants. I'm saying it's ok to share how ya feel. I know I wasn't given permission to put myself first and share my feelings. I'm learning that now and I regret not doing it sooner.
The one thing I've learned the past two years is... I will only surround myself with people who value me. I wish to be with people, who want me to share what's in my heart with them. I don't want one sided friendships like I've had in the past. I have learned to not remain silent in how I feel and what the desires of my heart are. No longer just going with the flow to make others happy at the expense of my happiness. That's the spirit I've been zipping up for too long. I am giving myself permission to release my spirits voice. I can't wait to feel more free.


mystele said...

i love this sketch. very cool.

K said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!! Beautifully said! I feel the same as you...within the past two years, I have really started to own my thoughts, feelings (Good or bad) and try to share and be honest and most importantly authentic and real! After all...when we are silent, who are we truly hurting? Happy weekend!

Shell said...

We must speak our truths. When i get into situations when people don't want me to speak about certain things, I limit my time with them. If I can't be free with my feelings and thoughts, what's the point? said...

I sooo agreeee!!! FOr sure!!! Zip it is not my fave thing at all either! Ever! ;) ;) xoxo

Anonymous said...

Wonderful sketch and yes I have been told to zip it many, many times. You are safe to speak your mind with us- go for it. Iwould like to have a few unkind words with mother nature right now. She dumped half a foot of snow on me last night.

An Evolving Artist @ Swallowcliffs said...

What a great way to artisitically say whats in your heart. I can't wait to see the end result. Your GO effort is lovely. And family... the best! Thanks for sharing a part of you!

Lydia said...

Well said:) We all have been there at some point in our lives, I feel.