I found it appropriate to be listening to Beethoven’s 9th Symphony while above the clouds headed towards Hawaii. an artist, already deaf by his Fifth Symphony. Yet, what better way to reach such heavenly heights then where he takes me. From vocals, to the timber of his percussions, the amber brass cutting through only the vibrations he can feel and hear. Yet, here I am a gaze to beauty, untouched glory. While he reaches such heights with such handicap, I observe— every color and nuance, shadow to image, vibrancy and highlight. Yet, one day I too as an artist, will lose my sight slowly — already my eye to object to paper is compromised. I even use less line—- shorthand or resonating strike of pen to paper. But how close to expressing praise and glory will I find in my art—- Beethoven only gives me assurance that there is no excuse, no pause to retire.
I journey to such beautiful paradise, I fill out the state required document and contract — that I will visit Hawaii and not introduce anything harmful, uninvited to the desire to keep what is so perfectly made by The Creator— yet formed by such destructive forces as a volcano. Beauty begets beauty, I see. Beethoven hears….and we strive to be one with nature and life’s celebration.
When was the last time you let go, and lost yourself in a moment completely?
I went on an art walk! It was actually a little disappointing but the map was fun kind of.
I am so intrigued by doorways. But honestly, I am more intrigued by what lies behind them.
Our lives and the lives of others will always be caught between the struggle for war and peace, victory and surrender.
It's the thing to say.
What you leave behind.
Neither rain, nor sleet. Last day to mail presents and the queue is oddly not so bad.
Airports and Ports.