Along The Canal
On my other blog today I speak of one of my students. This little watercolour was painted along the canal where he and I often ran together. I have left much of the rest of this blog today very much the same as it was yesterday. This watercolour I still have hanging in my home. I actually like it which is unusual for me to say that about a waterclour I have painted. Maybe it is because the place has many happy memories for me.
A Moment of Togetherness.
The snow was deep painting everything in wondrous white.
Silence surrounded me,
broken only by my pressing of the snow.
Then all at once I saw them,
three deer stood like sentinels before me.
Ears pricked as two sped off in haste.
The other looked and caught my eye.
I gazed in awe into the deep pools
eye to eye we stood.
Slowly he stepped aside to let me pass.
With thankful thoughts I left him to his day,
But in my heart I carried him on my way.
Nor will I forget that moment when we were one
And all of life stood still.
A second that will last eternally.
I thought I would share this moment with you. It happened as I ran through the woods a few miles from my home. I have run these woods so many times and have been inspired by the beauty often. But this one moment will be with me for a long time. How I wish I could find a way to express it in art.
This blog is linked to my other. Being A Good Teacher