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March 29, 2013

Study on Boats II - Watercolor Paintings

"A work of art is the energy manifestation of the one who created it. It holds the spirit of the artist within its shapes, forms, and colors.
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When we observe a painting, the light and energy systems of our bodies and minds meet the energy system of the painting."
― Audrey Flack "Art &Soul - Notes on Creating")


“Tears are a river that takes you somewhere…Tears lift your boat off the rocks, off dry ground, carrying it downriver to someplace better.”
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés (born 27 January 1945; is an American poet, post-trauma specialist and Jungian psychoanalyst)


“To put meaning in one's life may end in madness,

But life without meaning is the torture
Of restlessness and vague desire--
It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.”
― Edgar Lee Masters (1868 – 1950; was an American poet, biographer, and dramatist)


“Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing.”
― Jerome K. Jerome(1859 – 1927; was an English writer and humorist)


blessing the boats
"may the tide
that is entering even now
the lip of our understanding
carry you out 
beyond the face of fear
may you kiss
the wind then turn from it
certain that it will 
love your back   may you
open your eyes to water
water waving forever
and may you in your innocence 
sail through this to that"
― Lucille Clifton (1936  – 2010,  was an American writer and educator )


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