Sunday, December 6, 2009

Time for a good soak . . .









"Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as water.
Yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible, nothing can
surpass it."


~ From Tao Te Ching












Image: "Black Canyon" by Jim Wagner at Parks Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

17 comments:

Nessa said...

Beautiful painting and I love the quote.

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Alix said...

So true and poignant. And beautiful.

Thank you.

steven said...

kathleen - a lovely painting and the writing is insightful. let it flow - steven

ellen abbott said...

Water is a fascinating substance. Gas, liquid, solid. It will seep out of the tiniest hole, crack or crevice where nothing else will. It is life sustaining and soothing. Soft and yielding, yes, if you move into it and through it slowly, it pars if you arrow into it. But it is also the hardest substance, it does not compress as anyone who has done a belly flop can tell you.

Derrick said...

Hi Kathleen,

Wise words that probably don't occur to most folks in quite that way.

jinksy said...

Water always wins...

Mimi said...

Love the painting, Kathleen, is it one of yours?
And the quote is very thought-provoking.

Hilary said...

Lovely colours. The quote is wonderful too.

Kathleen said...

@Nessa: Thank you. An amazing substance, water!

Kathleen said...

@Alix: Thank you my dear!

Kathleen said...

@Steven: Yes! Let it flow . . .

Kathleen said...

@Ellen: Wow! Beautifully stated! Written by someone who apparently ahs some experience!

Kathleen said...

@Derrick: Indeed--the amazing duality of such a substance. Something I'm trying to keep in mind these days.

Kathleen said...

@Jinksy: Truer words never spoken! Ever read a book called "The World Without Us"?...makes that point quite dramatically!

Kathleen said...

@Mimi: Oh, how I wish I could paint, but nom it's by an artist named Jim Wagner. If you click on the gray text below the painting, you can see more of his work featured at Parks Gallery in Taos. Have a look!

Kathleen said...

@Hilary: Thank you, my dear. Ever bee to Taos? I think you'd love the galleries an natural beauty there. And on your way, you could stop in Minneapolis and visit me!!!

Janie said...

Lovely painting, and the quote is so true. Utah's wonderful canyons and mountains are largely hewn by wind and water. Day by day, they are gentle and weak, but applied over time, they make a huge difference. A lesson in persistence?

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