Entering…

Entering, by clinock. 8.5 x 12″. Acrylic on paper. 2012

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and attend them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. ~Rumi

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21 thoughts on “Entering…

    1. I hear you my friend – been there. Rumi would say greet them anyway and freely offer them your food. The sun only seems to be stolen if you stay in the corner. If you stand by the open door the sun will continue to pour in. I do hope that you, like Rumi, are speaking in metaphors…

  1. Great find on the passage…and I like this piece of art…the person accepting the guests…plays tricks on eye…is it hair…an arm with the hand out…or the curves of a woman’s back and leg…

    1. Thank you TC – the orange form entering the picture plane could be any of the images you suggested but could also be simply an orange form. It’s important to me that my art remains open to the viewer’s interpretation. My art then also becomes your art…

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