I did not know when I became a mother that I would spend the next 15 years of my life (and probably more I assume) waiting for someone to need something. I knew my children would need things from me. Food. Rides. Pearls of wisdom.. But I didn’t know that in the times that they didn’t need anything from me I would count the hours until they did. That that in-between time still would not feel like my own. That it would take hundreds of miles of physical separation before I could stop thinking that someone might need me at any moment. And conversely I didn’t know what appreciation I would have for those rare days that were completely my own.
Last year I had the chance to spend one full day in Yosemite Valley by myself. The park was empty. I asked myself what I might like to do and waited for an answer. I was not in a hurry. There was no time limit on this day. I rented a bike. I rode it very slowly and stopped often. I ate an apple. I didn’t share it. When I got tired I sat on a sand bar in the middle of the river and drew in my sketchbook. Taking in the golden light, cheek turned to the sun. Suspended in time.
Details: This is a framed mixed media painting on a 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas. The simple float frame is made from unfinished maple. This piece is titled and signed on the back and will arrive wired and ready to hang.
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