Sunday, December 8, 2013

Holiday Open Studio

Holiday Open Studio at my Art House, December 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. (other times by appointment) Paintings, sculpture, note cards available...along with glimpses of works in progress, including a 4' x 5' commissioned work in the making. Today, winter weather comes in silver rain, dripping from heaven to earth...a good day to hibernate with good book, something warm on the stove, and a favorite Derek Walcott poem.

Love After Love

The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other's welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

~Derek Walcott


  1. Merry Christmas, Bonnie Joy! --Jack Matthews, Sage to Meadow blog.

  2. A Merry Christmas to you and Brenda, Jack! Hope you're both well and happy. : )