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Meryl: Take Your Broken Heart, Make It Into Art

These wise words were used in Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech at last night’s Golden Globes. 🎭She was quoting the late Carrie Fisher. It was an amazing moment of a strong vibrant women saying what was on her mind.

This last sentence touched a real chord with me. Because what else are we Leftat50’s to do? We can take our broken heart and let it make us isolationists. Or close us off from ever opening fully to life again. But if we hide our untended heart forever, how can we ever heal?

“This is the art we need to make. A fresh take on ourselves!”

Perhaps as we run away from hurtful memories and leave them muddled by our dust, we can create art out of our pain. Any little thing, from picking a crazy nail polish color, to painting our bedrooms that radical shade of dark plum, (or green, or orange!) we keep thinking about.💭We could break out singing songs of empowerment at the top of our voices in the shower. Whatever it takes to start anew.

That is the art we need to make. A fresh take on ourselves! Buy a ukulele and start singing little ditties! No one has to know, or everyone can know. Get those henna hand tattoos. Finally change your phone number and email so “he” can’t ever contact you again.

Taking my broken heart and making it into art is a way of healing I haven’t thought that much about. That, I the Left One, can remold my life into a sculpture of survival for others to admire. Standing strong and tall, as if the statue of David was a statue of Diane. Hey! Maybe I need to make one of those – Ha!

Whatever it is that will mend you. That power that you’ve always carried inside, but so often denied. That inkling of a golden light idea that you’ve been closing the shade on, that’s what you need to start working on. That is the Art of You, and there’s no denying it!🌟

We all go through major life transitions when relationships end… Through this website, I will share my thoughts as I walk the path of “New-Self” discovery. It doesn’t matter which side of 50 you are on. The real question is, Are you ready to live life? To forge a Path of Your Own Making (For a change!)? Then stop dwelling over the What-Might-Have-Beens and join me. Share your thoughts here, comment on mine, and let’s do this together!

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