so much depends
a red wheel
glazed with rain
beside the white
William Carlos Williams
I've always liked that one. It speaks to me about the moment of inspiration. That time when, after a seemingly endless period of effort, something happens and it's the jumping off point of something very important. Although I'm not necessarily a religious person anymore I can't seem to get over the fact that things sure do have a funny way of coming together at just the right (or wrong) time. The last few weeks have been a good example of this and some very unpleasant things have come to pass. But as things seem to go other doors have opened juuuuust a hair and because of that additional light I have been shown other possibilities that I had lost sight of. You toil and toil and you get desperate and then you see a picture or hear a song on the radio or an old friend comes up in conversation... BANG! You see the logic in it all just for a second. Best to go with it. It's how my painting The Numbers Man came up last year.
And it's how I came to a conclusion today. There are details that still keep it from becoming more than a conclusion. They balance everything on the head of a pin. I'm not sure which way things will go, but it gives me a larger sense of purpose and a more open playing field. Sometimes it's hard to see in which ways you bind yourself. I really realized today. While I've been thinking about making a change I hadn't really taken it far enough. It's funny how you can say things to others and it makes perfect sense, but you don't automatically apply it to yourself as well. I know I've been harping on this topic on and off for a while.
Simplify Simplify Simplify.
What could be more simple than a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens?