Saturday, June 11, 2022

Old + New = Joy

Like life, this painting 
Is full of happy accidents: 
The graphic elements from earlier attempts 
 That show through; 
The other-worldliness of all those little planets 
(The result of not-enough paint on a sponge), 
The starry sky effect — 
Because the new paint didn’t quite adhere 
To the old — 
Like this painting, each of us 
Is a work in progress; a blend 
Of new discoveries over old experiences— 
Some hidden; some revealed — 
And, every once in a while, 
The combination results in moments of pure joy.

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