About A Word
10 by 8 inches
Mixed media on watercolor paper
Mixed-media. Creation. All formed in and on the
same ground and unified now and forever in that formation. A
word which settles into the consciousness of now and forever,
I am because you are. Yes? Yes. Ubuntu.
There is an ugly structure in my neighbor’s yard. I want it to
be gone. But oh, just now, I saw the shadow of dancing leaves
on its roof. I sat for a time observing the performance,
accompanied by the constant chirping of a nest of newly
hatched birds. Oh yes, and a wind chime. My curtains moving
with the breeze. And my neighbor sitting in the sun, napping
after a long day of work. I shut my own eyes and I know in
this moment that I am here because she is here.
extends up and down our street. Following these coordinates,
these marks and lines of creation, I travel high and low,
narrow and wide. A continuous ground of being I Am You Are.
I am allowed more words, but need only this one: Ubuntu.