there are people who are spiritually evolved and then there are people like me. not evolved. when i met with ann silberman yesterday i was hungry for the spiritual. .. . but when she said she wanted to color, i said “uh, what??”
ann has everything–she looks and talks exactly like what kathleen turner would look like if kathleen turner’s life hadn’t had a few wrong turns. she has three wonderful children, the oldest of which is an indigo (which is a term i have never heard before but let’s just say genius doesn’t even begin to describe leah) and ann has business in new york, hollywood, all the glamorous places. ann and peter have been married for twenty seven years and when annsays she’s totally in love with her husband, you want to smack her. . . . until you realize that she’s absolutely telling the truth. she’ll tell you bluntly that sometimes her aura is so outsized that it bumps up against people.
you can’t envy ann all this, you can only adore her and feel that every color in the room, every scent in the air is deeper because of her. she has been a life coach and spiritual healer and i’d like her to do some of that for me, but she decided that i needed to do some coloring instead.
so, coloring. ann sometimes likes to buy djeco brand coloring kits. yesterday, she showed me the atelier art nouveau design kit with a series a prints by elene usdin.
i used to get into all sorts of trouble in kindergarten because my coloring was all over the place. and i’d bet ann was the same way. but she taught me yesterday that sometimes it’s nice to stay inside the lines. when you want to.