Monday, October 5, 2009

restlessness of autumn?

LOOKING BEYOND - gel transfers I am truly longing


for some peace of mind as I wander through these months of autumn.

I wonder if this restless soul of mine is sensing any of the same restlessness to which Sue Grafton refers: "I've never known anyone yet who doesn't suffer a certain restlessness when autumn rolls around... We're all eight years old again and anything is possible."

Or does it lean toward some other stirrings of unrest?

autumn unrest

Perhaps I lean toward the thoughts of Buddha:
"This existence of ours is as transient as Autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is a flash of lightning in the sky. Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain."

Uhmmm ~ at times I feel like dancing in the autumn shower of leaves

taking a moment

or just resting upon nature's rich autumn carpet.

wishing you

Yet other times I feel the heaviness of contemplation


I attempt some playfulness

left hand lady sketch

with my left hand or an almost comical sketch of dog people.

a gift for you

Suddenly the richness of autumn confronts me.

autumn richness 2009

I remember ~ and try to listen to the symphony, as suggested by Bonaro W. Overstreet:
"October is a symphony of permanence and change."

reminiscing on "my shadow"

looking for that symphony

Anemone on grey
some play timeAnemone in black and white with abstract font

Hoping that, on this day, your restlessness will be more that of an enthusiastic eight year old and less that of an overly contemplative emotionally challenged artist.



Tess said...

I think I'm feeling a little of both right along with you.

winnsangels said...

yes, just something about the time of year I suppose. :)

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