Drinking from the River–June 2016

"Mama and Kid" Copyright Melanie Arrowood Wilcox

“Mama and Kid”
Copyright Melanie Arrowood Wilcox

Today we are searching for things in nature that are hidden behind the veil of appearance…

We look for and paint this inner, spiritual side of nature.

          –Franz Marc

For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.

          –Aristotle

Drinking from the River–May 2016

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.

Ernest Hemingway

"Peace of a Woman" Copyright Melanie Arrowood Wilcox

“Peace of a Woman”
Copyright Melanie Arrowood Wilcox

With the coming of spring, I am calm again.

Gustav Mahler

"Flowers from My Sweet" Copyright Melanie Arrowood Wilcox

“Flowers from My Sweet”
Copyright Melanie Arrowood Wilcox

Drinking from the River–April 2016

Cherub Pine Hill Cemetery; Burlington, NC 2014 Copyright Melanie Arrowood Wilcox

Cherub
Pine Hill Cemetery; Burlington, NC
2014
Copyright Melanie Arrowood Wilcox

We all live inside bodies that will deteriorate. But when you look at human beings, they’re capable of very decent things: love, loyalty. When time is running out, they don’t care about possessions or status. They want to put things right if they’ve done wrong.

Kazuo Ishiguro

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.

Rainer Maria Rilke