I see Kelly Rae Roberts’ art everywhere now, even in Smithers, even in Rupert. I have mixed feelings about commercialized, mass-produced art—is it really art? But I appreciate Kelly Rae and her creative nudges. On her blog this morning she talks about impossibility whispers. I’ve heard them. Have you? Lately I’ve been hearing “swim the river.” I’m ignoring that one!
For most of my life, it seemed impossible to me that I would ever want to leave Vancouver Island. Public speaking was impossible for me until my nephew asked me to emcee his wedding. Incredibly, I used to believe I was not a dog person.
In my experience, impossibility is a locked door.
Throw off the lock and open the door just a crack—impossibility whispers. If the murmur is too scary or too crazy (swim the river) you may slam the door shut. But if you leave it ajar and just go on about your business, sometimes the whisper builds into a call you simply can’t ignore.
Who knows what might happen if you risk flinging open the door?