Paul Gauguin

Just thinking about experiences around identity, the ebb and flow, the sea of humanity upon the sea itself…coming and going, forming, fusing, fracturing, disolving, reforming, flotsam.  When Paul Gauguin was young he was taught by the Bishop of Orleans this catechism to help them toward un understanding of the nature of life:

“Where does humanity come from?” “Where is it going to?”, “How does humanity proceed?”

When later in life he was living in Tahiti he made the painting below which he thought was one of the best and most important of his life.

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This painting is titled Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?

I could ask that of myself right now, and today the answers might be a bit unpromising, but actually, it is just what I want to be asking everyone else.

Thanks to Wikipedia.. how did I survive beforehand.  The painting itself hangs the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

 

 

 

Wild Kyle

kyle viewI am staying in Kyle of Lochalsh this week.. helpingout my aunt and uncle, there was a dusting of snow on the hills of Skye yesterday.

 

Last night there was a tremendous storm, the whole house seemed to be shaking and the Eucalyptus outside thrashing itself to bits.

 

 

 

 

All snow was gone today but it seemed some mermaids had left their hair on a fence by the shore.

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