It’s been quite a week. That’s what I wrote last Friday when I tried to post this image, which seemed to fit with the events – you know, the ones we all share which involve the economies and environments and politics and more.
This was going to be a landscape painting with a theme of apples, since I am surrounded by a surfeit of ripe apples. Actually I think they’re called wind falls, and the ground is carpeted with them. No time to get out and pick them, so instead as I take brush to paint, a storm blows onto the canvas and I’m really getting into it. And it isn’t til later that I see what I’ve painted – the tornado of events blowing our way.
I’m off for a week’s meditation retreat, to enter the stillness at the center of the storm, even as I’m buffeted by the inner tornado! It seems the one never comes without the other.