|"Blue Moon Farewell," 5 x 7 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico|
Until last night, when I picked up a copy of "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran and read most of it.
I was disconcerted that the challenges didn't include the color of the Gods, turquoise, although the peacock feather comes close. I'd determined that my blue moon would be turquoise.
And then among the closing pages of "The Prophet" were these lines about farewells, aging, and eternity.
Thus today's watercolor.
"...he looked about him, and he saw the pilot of his ship standing by the helm and gazing now at the full sails and now at the distance...."
"This day has ended.
"It is closing upon us even as the water-lily upon its own tomorrow.
"What it has given us here we shall keep...."
"A little while, and my longing shall gather dust and foam for another body...."
"So saying he made a signal to the seaman and straightway they weighed anchor and cast the ship loose from its moorings, and they moved eastward."