I painted this picture in 2008 during a two week silent retreat. I meditated and then painted. At first it was only the red painted canvas with black lines. I liked it. But, I knew it wasn’t finished. I hung it across from my comfortable chair in the living room. It brought me peace and joy even though I knew deeply it wasn’t done yet.
About a month later, about 10PM, while gazing at the painting, I strong feeling emerged. I got up from my chair, got some white paint and a brush and put in the moon. Ahhhhhhhhh, it was glorious to know my patience had paid off.
It was finally done.
To this day this scene brings me deep inner peace. It reminds me of my year living in Japan. It reminds me of the importance of patience and simplicity in my life.
I am so grateful.