This is the painting I finished right before leaving for Edmonds.
I have been thinking a lot about how we move events in the world and how we affect others for better or for worse. Our thoughts are powerful and each word and act ripples out to touch others we have never even met. Most of my life I have careened around with little thought to the harm I might be causing others; I was only focused on my own needs and getting what I wanted. I think as we grow older and sense the end of the ride we realize that it is just easier and happier to help others and to share the burden when we can.
I think all of this and more was on my mind as I painted this picture.