Monday, June 11, 2018

Rare moments

I live in an urban part of Edmonton, and yet right now, there is no sign of human habitation in my neighborhood. All I can hear while sitting on my balcony is tree branches hitting each other, Canadian flag on top of the school vigorously making noise in a gusty wind, and a few geese flying over. It is peaceful.
It used to be a rare occasion when I was able to just sit and observe. I spent decades working crazy hours, in a survival mode. It is only in the last year or so that I have stopped in my tracks. I have managed to slow down and take it easy. It took a long time to let go of fear. 



Hear,See, Speak no Evil...
And of course Do no Evil. I still have to paint that one.

1 comment:

  1. I have been dealing with issues that come up in all of our lives and I have been remiss in responding to your recent posts. The last three particularly deserve long, well-thought out responses because your posts which ring with so much authenticity deserve that. So my intention is good, but reality of course will be to simply say that I understand what you said so well about the alienation that is becoming unfortunately more and more common in all of our corners of the worlds. People are staying inside more, becoming cynical, less desirous of giving of themselves to new friendships, more fear. But when you at least speak of it, it becomes less so, at least for me because though you are quite far it makes the world smaller and more humane. Your ancestor art is definitely powerful and I'm glad that you are going to continue that theme. This last recent post of the three figures reminds me of the wonderful Aboriginal art and speaks to me in that way, ancient wisdom through your art. Lastly, your awareness of how strong a hold our fears have on us and how challenging it is to let go of them resonates loudly. It is possibly a daily challenge but also the most important. Take care.

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