Tuesday, May 1, 2007

An Opening (2002)

Yesterday I felt as lost as I had felt in 2002 when my old friend was so ill with cancer, but today I have my sense of direction back again. Looking at these old paintings stirs up unresolved feelings, but also helps me with their resolution. It does help to admit that I am lost and to ask for help. Help arrives in one form or another. That is my experience.

When I look at this painting, I remember the song, "Mississippi" from Bob Dylan's album, "Love and Theft," released on September 11, 2001.


Loren said...

I like to think that I always know where I am (HERE), but sometimes I just don't know where I'm going.

Not Lost.

I think I would have called this "Passage to the Other Side," perhaps because my RSS reader listed this next to an entry from Riley Dog called "Night Passage." Perhaps because it reminded me of boating through the San Juans as a child when my dad always knew the way, and I didn't have to.

am said...

I like what you see in this painting and your memory of a father who always knew the way while boating in the San Juan Islands. Thanks for your perspective, Loren.