Saturday, June 9, 2012

It's Not Always About The Art

 Red, White & Blue Art Journal
"Good Night Moon"

 I'm not sure what brought this inspiration to the forefront, but I think it's actually the fact that my son is now officially a grown-up and out on his own.

I was standing in the yard on a recent evening, letting Boomer out for his last opportunity of the evening...and the moon was just a spectacular "beam" in the darkness of I've had that vision on my mind, and these two pages are the result of that.  The art itself is actually minimal.  But here is what I wrote....
I see the MOON...
...and the MOON sees me...
and when you were little
we would look at
the moon and stars together
and then you outgrew
"Good Night, Moon"
and you went away to
college and I looked at the moon alone...
it was still the same moon
 shining down on you...and then
you went away and served in a war...
and I took comfort in knowing that
the same moon shined down on us....
and you came home to see
many more MOONs.


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