PAINTING THE NOW
Painting the now, by Richard MacKay
At the park this evening, I’m contemplating the way the wind is drawing moving patterns on the water with the colors of the setting sun and sky reflecting on the pond’s mirror-like surface. Along the shore, the pond is totally calm reflecting the colors and shapes of trees, mountains, clouds, and houses along one side of the trail. Amazingly at sundown, the dropping temperatures are constantly changing the feeling and the view.
Being in the totality of this evolving experience is a theatre of light, colors, shapes, and patterns directed by the wind and the sundown’s changing light reflections on the water. It’s an experience of wonder.
Things that inspire me:
Learning in a variety of ways, literary, analytic, experimental, communicational and being compassionate.
Creative endeavors, such as art, music, poetry, and dance. Hiking in the woods or in nature. Feeling the energy of oneness in nature that is not felt in the city. Strumming on the guitar and composing poetic verses.
The spirit of oneness in my experience. The connection between different facets of my experience, such as visual colors, harmonies, nature and language. Spirituality is sensing my world as both.