Reviewing the 5 Love Languages: Gifting

My gift to all of you reading this is a January 2020 original haiku. I wrote this during a spell of pure boredom whilst scrolling through blogs.

Slick icey road

The new decade prances

Like apparitions

By: Ashton Elizabeth Hall
Caught in the rain while in Chicago

What do gifts symbolize really? Are they a physical catapult for emotional happiness a Surprise makes? You know …that giddy feeling when you really are excited!? Where does that come from I wonder? Desires being met perhaps. Or what one thinks the gift must mean. Where does excitement from giving & receiving gifts REALLY come from? Is it the fact that perhaps we now believe we are loved when someone is kind enough to gift us and or giving some gift and seeing the expression on that person’s face?

I am sure gifts have been a form of expression between lovers, family, and friends since humans started to evolve and walk the earth. I mean hell, even my cat adorns my steps with lifeless birds. (Her name is Miss Piggy and she is the sweetest cat!) Back to Gifting. So gifting is almost non-verbal if not 100% come to think of it. That is interesting…think of that now. It has formed a way to confirm a thought without saying anything. Crossing all language barriers.

In the cafe’ painted by Fernando Lungren 1884 – Chicago Art institute

Recently I’ve gifted myself the luxury of time to travel. Time away from my home and job. I love being free, waking up in this huge world thinking; ” I can do whatever I want today, today is all mine and I choose my own path in each moment.” That is powerful. Real power is seeing yourself as valuable and unconstrained by social and internal conflicts.

What are you gifting yourself?

Published by Ashton Hall Artist

I am an Oil impressionist who creates vibrant works of Art for a living. Everyday I am motivated, trying new things in my work. Keeping my energy levels high whilst a whirl wind of positive momentum has taken over my career. Taking one day at a time I practice mindfulness and peace in my spiritual life, in turn this way of being inspires my artistic creation process. Bio ABOUT THE ARTIST: Ashton Elizabeth Hall is a Wisconsin-based independent curator and artist at her work space AEH Studio Gallery. She began her curatorial career at the Historic Horlock house in Navasota, Texas as an artist in residence 2016 fall cycle. Since 2005, Ashton has been exhibiting in group and solo shows around the Midwest as well as coordinating themed exhibits at AEH studio Gallery. Previous achievements include hosting & curating free art exhibitions at AEH, Gallery 24, Rochester Civic Theatre in Minnesota, coordinating with Downtown Main St. Inc to organize, paint, and curate La Crosse Wisconsin’s very first mural alley “500 Main street murals” and more. “The Ecclective Artist cooperative” is the next project on Ms. Hall’s roster. Soon to be open as a 14 person co-op, working artist studio, and gallery to be located at 1501 Saint Andrew St. inside of the La Crosse Rubber Mills building on the north side.

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