Anyone who has lived with construction/renovation (haven't we all?) can tell you that the process has the potential to be challenging. Things frequently move more slowly than we might like, and we often find ourselves existing in a transitional situation for longer than we may have hoped.
One of our dear friends, Carol Bass, has recently begun redesigning our office space, and we find ourselves in just such a transitional spot. We've had windows removed, walls patched, and painting begun. All of this in the midst of continuing to see patients, hold Dragon's Way classes and conduct other business.
Our patients and class participants have taken this in stride. They seem completely unconcerned by our "Please Pardon Our Appearance" phase. They look forward to the finished product, as do we.
In the meantime, my office associates and I have enjoyed meeting the people who are helping to make our space (even more) beautiful. Each person who has come in has brought with him/her a wonderful energy. Each one has been friendly and accommodating.
How can we complain?
Even better, we have three large abstract designs temporarily gracing our walls, where interior windows once existed. Some people may perceive these patched, unpainted places as unseemly; necessary ugliness caused by construction activities.
I think they are quite lovely, in their own unique way. They represent what was, and what is to come.
I welcome them as transitional art, and feel fortunate to have them in our space.
transitional art, February 2011