“The Remainder” – Acrylic on Canvas – 16.1×10.6″/41×27 cm
We couldn’t see much in the fog. No one could. Cairns placed haphazardly anywhere and everywhere gave no direction at all. I headed away from the group, up into the mists, until I could see no one else. All was quiet, save for the jostling of stones under my boots. How far these stones had traveled, broken loose, carried along, ground down in the massive river of ice that carved out this slope. The ice is long gone. These stones, covered in their green mosses and red algae, hidden in the mists–these are the remainder. They lie there still, lost in the fog, slowly breaking down bit by bit.
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“Emerging” – Inner Vision – Acrylic on Canvas – 13×17.9″/33×45.5 cm
“Emerging” – Acrylic on Canvas – 13×17.9″/33×45.5 cm
The path to this sacred place is long and difficult.
Many times have I come to stand on this shore
waiting, hoping for a glimpse.
Each time, I have had to leave before the darkness falls.
Time and again, I have returned.
You knew I would.
Once more the arduous journey is taken.
Patience, persistence, openness, constancy, trust.
I see you.
They didn’t look like this, really.
I saw the marking for the Monticello Rocks on Google Maps and traced the route from where we are staying. It just sounded cool. “Monticello Rocks.” Ever the adventurer, Ping was game. Thus, we set forth.
Anticipation gripped us like a cheap pair of shorts that had shrunk in the dryer. Every turn in the road brought us closer, closer, closer…WAIT! I think those are the rocks! YES! Rocks, they are! Ah, the excitement, the THRILL of seeing the Monticello Rocks for the very first time! I’ll never for-…
That’s it? It’s over? No, there are some more!
Oh, the ecstasy, the glory, the–! Okay, now it’s over.
We couldn’t get to them. We couldn’t even turn around on that road. There was nothing left but to continue forward. We did.
Neither of us saw any more rocks. Okay, that’s not entirely true, there was the “Old Man Rock” a bit later that did, indeed, have a nose larger than my own. So, that’s something.
We laughed and laughed about the Epic Quest for the Monticello Rocks.
“What did you do?”
“We SAW them.”