Sunday, April 15, 2012

Softly Silent

"Softly Silent" 6x6" oil on canvas panel

"In silence we must wrap much of our life
because it is too fine for speech."

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Silence really is golden! Unless I am in the company of others, or stop to answer my phone, or slow down occasionally to watch a movie, I live every day—all day—in treasured silence. Call me weird, but it's the only place I feel as if I can actually hear! It's in that inaudible space of silent interior whispers, where imagination and creativity succeed in coaxing beauty out from her place of hiding. It's a place mostly overlooked by us, too distracted to hear.

Over the weekend, I was strolling along the tourist-filled Riverwalk in San Antonio where I met a beguiling and towering maiden. She was wading on the water's edge, adorned in delicate white chiffon-like blossoms, that swayed gently to the tune of morning's murmurings.

I stood there mesmerized at the sight of her slender graceful boughs which shimmered above mirrored reflections of crisscrossing leaves and limbs, dividing landscape and firmament into silky mosaic patterns with watercolor edges. Now that was a rock concert!

Thank you for listening and viewing my painting. 

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