Jul 7, 2020

It takes some time to learn to live with death.

Deep in the Wilderness Acrylic Abstract Painting – RO-STUDIOS

The dog looks up hopefully as I pass.
He can tell that I know something.
And I do.
He knows something, too.
He wags, I keep walking,
neither one of us is talking.

- jobe


It takes some time to learn to live with death. It doesn’t happen overnight. Death can be a horrible neighbor, a demanding housemate. Death moves into your house and never leaves again. Three years have passed since my son left this life and death moved in with us. To stay. This house is still a home, true, but it seems a little darker now, even though I can still hear the echo of my son’s huge laugh. 

- jobe


Brother,
hold me in your arms,
are we not the same?
Flesh and blood.
Muscle and bone.

Sister,
hold me in your arms,
are we not the same?
Human beings.
Human souls.

Love and flesh.

- jobe 


A wife and husband holding hands under bright moonlight.
Hard years, and some good ones.

- jobe


Abstract Painting "Trigger Finger" 20x20" — Katie Jobling


"The study of Zen is like drilling wood to make fire:
the wisest course is to forge ahead without stopping."
— Hakuin Ekaku

"There can be no question about whether we should or should not transform our society in the direction of sustainability." 
— Alan Atkisson

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."
- Groucho Marx


face abstract painting Painting by Jaskaran Singh Jaskaran Singh | Artmajeur



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