Wednesday, 24 September 2014

"The Voyage".... a reflection

                                               "Ballycotton Boats 2014" -  K.Scannell

 link - Christy Moore's Version of "The Voyage" written by Johnny Duhan

One of my all time favorite songs  by our much loved Christy Moore. It has an extremely romantic backbone, and reminds  me constantly of my parents, and their love for each other. Through often very hard times, it kept them strong and got us all on the road to begin our own path.The older I get the more I realize how important loved ones are, in supporting us on our own Life's Journey, which is never a solo voyage. 

The song, is full of metaphors and imagery , telling a story in poetic fashion ...much like what  I try to achieve in my painting !

Artists in general live quite a solitary existence. It's the nature of their work, which often demands long spells of concentration. The creative process itself is still mysterious..who knows why, one day we can do no wrong...while the following day, the brush just won't behave itself.
Though we can be comfortable in our own company,we're  still social animals, look for new experiences, and benefit a great deal being around people, particularly other like-minded artists.
"Experience is not what happens to a man (woman) : it is what a man (woman) does with what happens to him (her). " - Aldous Huxly

It takes a while for new experiences sink in, and allow for growth. I believe every experience we go through, changes us a little, and if we're lucky, in life's journey, through the people we meet along the way, the positives will outweigh the negatives, and our reflection of the world, become deeper, and more meaningful as a consequence.

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