*In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage
ac·ro·pho·bia\ˌa-krə-ˈfō-bē-ə\noun: abnormal dread of being in a high place: fear of heights
According to my mind that was struggling to think of what to do next while my hands and feet were hanging on small protruding rocks on the wall:
: someone (like you) who is clearly afraid of heights but still does something like wall climbing
: someone (like you) who does crazy things and calls them adventure
According to my heart that continued to pound in my chest unsure if it was fear or exhilaration or both:
ad·ven·ture\əd-ˈven-chər\life: what this life is or should be all about: something that should not be missed just because of irrational fears
I saw this post that really spoke to me. It was by Word Porn, one of the pages I like in Facebook, and it said:
Find three hobbies you love:
One to make you money,
One to keep you in shape,
And one to be creative.
In a quest to find one of these hobbies, I decided to spend an entire day to learn more about calligraphy. There was this calligraphy fair sponsored by National Bookstore, a well-known bookstore in the Philippines. True to the event title, you will find yourself having some love for the art due to several reasons. One, it’s difficult not to get infected by how passionate the artists, the mentors, the guests, and the fellow participants are. Two, you get to experience it right there and then. There were tables filled with art materials that you could use as the mentors speak on stage about the various techniques, different mediums, and, the many ways to develop your own style. Three, you get to witness (and feel a little jealous of) these master artists at work. You get to watch in awe how these phenomenal works-of-art are brought to life by these amazing and tireless artists. I left the event truly exhilarated by the experience and inspired to get started on that third hobby. 💙
Note: This is a very late post on a calligraphy fair I attended early this year.