One Small Thing

detail of installation    1992    10'x 10'   ceramic, earth

detail of installation 1992 10'x 10' ceramic, earth

 

Peace. Where do I find peace? A respite from all the ‘too much’ of the world?

I watch myself looking at the grasses by the roadside and heaving a sigh of relief. The fresh smell of my dog or how I’m having a ‘good-hair-day.’ This little bonsai tree I put in my bathroom just somehow eases everything toward slower and better when I stop to notice it. I’m bored with ‘filling’…filling every moment with SOME thing, whether it be a conversation, idea, chore, desire, ‘should’, ‘if-only’ or ‘maybe when’.

Give me emptiness, a whisper, a long, redwing blackbird song. The satisfaction of the just-before-dawn ‘almost light’, or the solid sense of a fully integrated body.  These are the treasures I covet.  I am rich.

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