Christine Bennett

Underneath it all
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I could write a book about my life, it would be a novel. I have never followed the road most traveled. As a child I examined everything, bugs, leaves, dirt, sand, worms, tad poles, spiders, well everything I saw Id examine. I first found my love for art with finger painting, I was just amazed with it, then of course the play dough and silly puddy. If I had anything to create with I was lost in my own world. I loved school but not the students, I had a few good friends, if you were a nice person you were my friend. I was beautiful but chose to keep my distance from the in crowd. I was always quiet until someone was picked on and when I opened my mouth people listened. Upon graduation, I was given the Silver Metal for Art and was offered a scholarship to any school I wanted but turned it down, I just wanted out of school, as they say if I knew then what I know now. I love any type of art. I started painting in 1995 just as a hobby, I have been selling my paintings for a short time. I also make stained glass wind chimes. I am always thinking about what I can create next. I love to work with my hands. I am very complex and most of my work is unique, I have to feel where it is coming from and just let it take me where it wants to go. My art is like my personality, you never know what you are going to get. Scorpios are the most intense, profound, powerful characters in the zodiac. Even when they appear self-controlled and calm there is a seething intensity of emotional energy under the placid exterior. They are like the volcano not far under the surface of a calm sea, it may burst into eruption at any moment. But those of us who are particularly perceptive will be aware of the harnessed aggression, the immense forcefulness, magnetic intensity, and often strangely hypnotic personality under the tranquil, but watchful composure of Scorpio. In conventional social gatherings they are pleasant to be with, thoughtful in conversation, dignified, and reserved, yet affable and courteous; they sometimes possess penetrating eyes which make their shyer companions feel naked and defenseless before them. In their everyday behavior they give the appearance of being withdrawn from the center of activity, yet those who know them will recognize the watchfulness that is part of their character. They need great self-discipline, because they are able to recognize the qualities in themselves that make them different from other humans, and to know their utterly conventional natures can be used for great good, or great evil. Their tenacity and willpower are immense, their depth of character and passionate conviction overwhelming, yet they are deeply sensitive and easily moved by their emotions. Their sensitivity, together with a propensity for extreme likes and dislikes make them easily hurt, quick to detect insult or injury to themselves (often when none is intended) and easily aroused to ferocious anger. This may express itself in such destructive speech or action that they make lifelong enemies by their outspokenness, for they find it difficult not to be overly critical of anything or anyone to whom they take a dislike. They can harness their abundant energy constructively, tempering their self-confidence with shrewdness and their ambition with magnanimity toward others provided they like them. They relate to fellow workers only as leaders and can be blunt to those they dislike to the point of cruelty. In fact they are not above expressing vindictiveness in deliberate cruelty. They are too demanding, too unforgiving of faults in others, perhaps because they are not aware of the shortcomings within themselves, and extravagantly express their self-disgust in unreasonable resentment against their fellows. They do, however, make excellent friends, provided that their companions do nothing to impugn the honor of which Scorpios are very jealous. Part of the negative side of the Scorpio nature is a tendency to discard friends once they cease to be useful, but the decent native is aware of, and fights this tendency. Anything made of glass amazes me, just the fact that burning something at such a high temperature can create such beautiful things, there is nothing like it.. My favorite book is The Power Of Myth by Joseph Campbell. This book really has the power to enlighten anyone, by reading this book you will view life differently. My favorite quote is "Follow your Bliss" by, you got it, Joseph Campbell, He stated if you follow that which makes you happy, you will always be on the right path in life, and it is so true. He also states that eden is all around us, we just don't see it. I also love Kahlil Gibran and you must read Dantes Inferno, I apologise for the run on, but I am not very computer literate. oh I could be here forever, to be continued, no time..................................
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