Before the Leaves
I listen to the trees and think of the humans of the world. We, too, groan in the winds of change - pandemic, news, fear, loss, loneliness. We are reluctant to embrace this thing, and who can blame us? But we must, it seems, "go down past things coming up" for a little while longer. I hold in my one hand the fact that I desire spring, warmth and companionship without worry. In my other hand, I hold the knowledge that it won't be today. In a recent interview with Brene Brown, Barack Obama spoke of the ability to hold opposing truths and to function in that place of discomfort as a sign of strength and resilience.
As 2020 goes "down into the dark decayed", I wish for you (and for me, dear reader) the ability to hold opposing truths as comfortably as you can. And perhaps a lovely, warm slice of pie. Whatever flavor is your favorite. :)
About the art: using the same technique as "Blowing Like Shadows", this piece was created with a strong underpainting and then masking with painter's tape before the final layers of color. I was so immersed in the process that I neglected to get pics along the way....so you will have to.use your "imaJENnation" !!!
12/17/2020 10:32:15 am
Jen- yes two opposing truths indeed. We’ll get there and the proverbial post covid spring will be glorious.
12/17/2020 10:54:33 am
Bob + Brené + Barack + Jen = breath of life!
12/17/2020 12:22:32 pm
Dotty! I love it when you do prose math! ha ha! Thank you!
12/17/2020 11:18:38 am
Pie? Did you say pie? Why, yes! Thank you! Really enjoyed the incite this morning, yes, hold on to the opposing truths, comfortably. xoxo
12/17/2020 12:23:32 pm
Carolyn! Indeed, I said PIE! ha ha! Pie in a pandemic is a panacea. :). And thank you....holding those opposites. OY!
12/17/2020 11:24:00 am
Beautiful....beautiful...both the piece and the thoughts....2 truths very very introspective that Mr Obama!! would love some pie now!
12/17/2020 12:24:10 pm
Susan! Thank you! Love Obama's insights. And PIE! When this is all over, let's have a slice together!
12/19/2020 11:53:23 am
Frost, my favorite poet! Each tree a story, each tree a personality, each tree a lesson. They will sprout their new life, and hopefully the world will follow.
12/20/2020 11:38:16 am
Carol! I didn't know you liked Frost! Love the tree lessons...
12/22/2020 06:34:14 pm
I love this so very much! We are dreaming and scheming of purchasing a cabin in the woods and I think this would be *perfect* for it! It's on my birthday wish list!
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