• 2018

    On Arriving

    Moonrise, Cowlitz Park – oil on canvas – 30″ x 22″ – 2018 “If there remains any vestige of self that can be aware of itself as “having arrived” and having “attained possession”, then it can be sure of the return of the old dread, the old night, the old nothingness, until all self-sufficiency and self-complacency are destroyed.” Thomas Merton My whole life I’ve been on the lookout for the next thing. The next possibility. What is that “next thing”? A consolation? A piece of good news? A surprise outside of the “mundane” of everyday life? These are nice, but their satisfaction is fleeting. Worse for me, the desire for…