Images seem to tell me I am wanting to go and wanting to stay… feeling pulled to travel and re-center in one place, a home. Wanting to see color and art in everything.

Breathing it all in… water and grapes under all of the other pictures meaning abundant life. Crying and lamenting is life-giving as well.

These pictures represent memories, things I’ve seen or done… looking for the onder of God’s creation. I want to revisit these places that I sterilized as a child. The train is so small in the midst of the mountains… the dolphin is always moving, never resting… balloons, to relax and be at peace. The butterfly spent so much of its life as a caterpillar and in the cacoon, and only spends a short amount of time in the sun. Its life is just a moment in the sun between the darkness of eternity.

So much is strange and unknown in my collage. Trying to accept my current situation for what it is. It seems in this picture I am looking at the past but tied to the future, and hope and blessings surround me.

This image represents 3 songs:

1) “The Autumn Leaves”

The falling leaves drift by my window,
The falling leaves of red and gold.
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sunburned hands I used to hold.

 Since you went away, the days grow long
And soon I’ll hear old winter’s song.
But I miss you most of all, my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall.

2) "You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel

When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high,
And don’t be afraid of the dark.
At the end of the storm is a golden sky,
And the sweet , silver song of a lark.

Walk on through the wind, walk on through the rain,
Though your dreams be tossed, and blown.
Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart,
And you’ll never walk alone.
You’ll never walk alone. 

3)" I’ll Walk with God” from The Student Prince

 I’ll walk with God from this day on.
His helping hand I’ll lean upon.
This is my prayer, my humble plea:
May the Lord be ever with me.

 There is no death, tho' eyes grow dim;
There is no fear when I’m near to Him.
I’ll call on Him forever,
And He'll forsake me never.

He will not fail me
As long as my faith is strong
Whatever road I may walk along.

I’ll walk with God;I’ll take His hand.
I’ll talk with God, He’ll understand.
I’ll pray to Him, each day to Him,
And He’ll hear the words that I say.

His Hand will guide my throne and rod.
And I’ll never walk alone while I walk with God!

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