Beauty, Creativity, and Healing
Edited By Bandy Lee, Nancy Olson and Thomas Duffy
A Day Before Painting
by Frank O’Cain
The mumbles play their song in all the places that bring together any life any attempt to find one’s thought will be fed the countless murmurs that come when many move their mouths into endless streams of sound in a continual need to keep silence at bay. Sitting at a table, the mind merged in the writer’s story at the very edge of the environment they have brought to the conscious mind, just at that soft motion of time and place where thought was about to happen and stop all depth, all questions, all intimacy.
The day won by the chatter and the day full of needed decisions brings the book to a close and a sigh of resignation. “No escape.” All the places left for the mind to investigate were still there waiting and needing to be seen, observed, recorded.
The energy level now helped move the body from the domain of coffee and continual murmur to the cool wind of the gray day and the need to belong to the moment. If only for a second the reality would spin down and make the focus bring into the mind the information that would allow a beginning to force not only questions but to look at the whole rather than that emotional tie that kept all the actions of positive force to propel life into a joy and away from anger at everything that came and delivered differences...
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