A Contemplative Life = Thinking It Over

Pondering The Imponderable

This dusty world
Buries the day
with unanswered questions
Why did she/he do that
What can I do about this

This dusty mind
awakened one night
and the tears of my
sorrow flowed for all
that was lost
in words and deeds
hopes and dreams
a stream flowed out
from my heart into
the dark night
then into a river
onward to an
ocean of forgiveness

I clear off my table
Lay out my paints
Mix up colors
Take up a brush
and dip into
another world

The swoosh of the brush
soothes my ears
The warmth of colors
bleeds onto the canvas
For a time I forget
troubling thoughts
Lost in paints’ demands

I hear the exhortation
inside my dusty world
“Pay Attention! This is life!”

No matter where we are
We only have today

CKatt 4-30-2019


Lake of the Isles early summer ckatt 2019

Lake of The Isles Spring View © CKatt   2019

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.

Keep your heart open wherever you may be in your day.

About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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6 Responses to A Contemplative Life = Thinking It Over

  1. Charles Pappas says:

    Yes indeed, beautiful reflection, analysis, contemplative report and conclusion. Pardon my only slight, if not infrequent, different point of view. “All We Have, Until…” Day and night vision, / Blessed with your clarity, / Yet still, best coming!

  2. anne leueen says:

    This is so true….we only have today.

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