Friday, July 4, 2008

the last painting ... [e.7]

i’m feeling cautiously optimistic ...
asking for, and accepting help
from the perspective of clearly defined need
rather than want, desire, or deserving -
it’s a new and humbling experience ...

some ideas are simply
part of a grander scheme ...

over the past twenty years,
july 4th has been a day of sincere gratitude
for the freedoms we’ve acquired,
the intelligence and humane manner with which
we’ve accomplished some of them,
the wisdom and tenacity of the persons who led us to them;
for reprieves from the bondage of self
and the chance to fill the God-shaped hole
in my soul ...