In the Shelter of Each Other II


oil on linen


In a private collection

sold through Edgewater Gallery

“it is in the shelter of each other that the people live”
ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine
–an Irish Proverb

I listened to many of Pádraig Ó Tuama’s talks on the internet,
and I found so much heart and inspiration. I love the idea
that we lift each other up, and I look forward to a time when
that sensibility is ascendant in my country. I also love Hafiz
and found this lovely poem about light which expresses my
continual astonishment at what light can do — in the external world
and within our own lives.

My Brilliant Image

One day
the sun admitted,

I am just a shadow.

I wish I could show you

The infinite Incandescence

That had cast my brilliant image!

I wish I could show you,

When you are lonely or in darkness,

The Astonishing Light

Of your own Being!