Friday, June 27, 2014

The Peace of Wild Things

“When despair for the world grows in me, and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be. I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought or grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free”
Inspired to do a portrait of one the many beautiful white egrets I saw at Lake Balboa last weekend!


Katherine Kean said...

A beautiful quote and beautiful egrets. They do bring with them a sense of calm.

Jennifer Richardson said...

those words,
those lines,
those shadows.....oh so beautiful,
thank you,


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