Falling Leaves - by Laurie Friesen
Nancy Davidson: Beyond the Reality - by Sarah Crampton
Kim Vogee: The View From the Saddle - by Sarah Crampton
Abstract Yet True to the Horse - by Lea Rakali
The survival of a new born foal is based on its ability to emerge from the womb and then, not long after, to stand on wobbly legs, announcing its arrival to the world. They quickly have to walk on their own and follow the mare around. The delivery and success of a foal is more precarious than of a human infant.
We are willing to take our infants along, accommodating their wishes as they delight in whatever pleasures fall their way. My own daughter took over a year to figure out how to toddle around, to perform that same miraculous feat a foal accomplished in less than an hour. And fourteen years later, she is still not out in the world on her own.
That we have this capacity to recognize and experience our own frailties, and finally arrive at a place of true caring and respect for the reality of life, each in its own manifestation, is one of the things that gives us love and hope. It's the belief, or vision, that we can be better than we are.
We don't just get to stand up and walk. Thankfully we've been given more time, a great deal more, to grow up and be human. The artist who takes this God-given time to reflect and improve himself is one of the reasons, I believe, we are attracted to original works of art.
"Vision - a clear and precise mental portrait of a preferable future imparted by God." - George Barna
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