Freed Beyond the Telling
Coincidence, obstacle, miracle, surprise as musical notes of the one song. These things that thread us together and bring us alive. There have been some obstacles - oh yes. But the coincidences (serendipity, synchronicity, magic) have lead to some surprise miracles that lift me into the one song and set my heart soaring.
In this painting, the layers are built and then heavily washed again and again and again. Each washing leaving a little of the layer, but also moving some of that paint in an uncontrolled manner. The telling of our stories, even the "what went wrong or how we failed" washes away some of the hurt but leaves a little shadow of what was, blurring into other stories until, one day, we are freed beyond the telling into living the one song.
10/7/2019 11:31:11 am
10/7/2019 05:33:48 pm
There’s a metaphor in there for all the layers leading to the luminous quality of your beautiful painting. We are more than the sum of our parts or layers or events that make us who we are! Great work.
10/7/2019 05:53:13 pm
Carl! OMG! I love that. How perfect. Thank you for making the painting (and the process) seem even better to me. :)
10/8/2019 03:42:17 am
Putting down, taking away... washing scrubbing... what other activity allows this sort of play!
10/8/2019 10:46:30 am
Carol! Play it is. The very best kind. And much better than washing floors...
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