Art from Our Community:
Forest Floor by Kristen Gilje, October 2018
Watercolor, 7" x 10.5"
Kristen writes, "To express my love of the forest in the new fall season I used a favorite color combination of deep reds and gold-green, and a new textury black. The brushstrokes at the bottom are a record of the full palette that I used. I like its addition into the painting as record of my own creativity responding to the sights, sounds and even smell of the forest floor."
A Poem for You:
How surely gravity’s law,
strong as an ocean current,
takes hold of even the smallest thing
and pulls it toward the heart of the world.
each stone, blossom, child—
is held in place.
Only we, in our arrogance,
push out beyond what we each belong to
for some empty freedom.
If we surrendered
to earth’s intelligence
we could rise up rooted, like trees.
—Rainer Maria Rilke, an excerpt from "Rise Up Rooted Like Trees"