“As he was about to climb yet another dune, his heart whispered, “Be aware of the place where you are brought to tears. That’s where I am, and that’s where your treasure is.”
― Paulo Coelho,
This is another new Painting, 4″ by 18″ on paper, that is part of the new group of paintings that will be coming with me to the Principle Gallery on Saturday, where I will giving my annual Gallery Talk beginning at 1 PM.
I call this piece All the Treasure of the World. It’s a continuation of the theme that I featured here a few weeks back in an entry about Acres of Diamonds, the story of an African farmer who sold his land to seek wealth far and wide without realizing that the actual treasure was in his original land.
The difference here is that the definition of treasure is altered from wealth in the form of diamonds and gems to the real treasure that is contained in personal contentment and a deep emotional bond with one’s life and the surrounding world.
Instead of mining for diamonds and gold, one sees the wealth found in being able to watch a cloud lazily meander across the sky.
In the beauty of a field filled with flowers or the gentle curve of a path that takes you home.
In the tears that come with memories of joy or sadness. The tears that come from the recognition of one’s own humanity.
Maybe that’s a lot to ask for in a simple painting but I see these things in this piece. And I feel better for it, understanding in a way where the real treasure lies.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 AT 1 PM
GOOD TALK, PAINTINGS, PRIZES AND MORE!