The sun called and I listened, with an ache to sketch & paint the sweet nature of the world surrounding my yard, in all its lushness. But then the sun laid on me like a blanket, the exact dose I needed to slow down this busy urgency of do-do-do & SEE what delighted me naturally. And what it was, was simpler. The dance of branches, the line of silhouette, the grace, the organic effort of it, as it is. This tree I drew looks nothing like its realistic inspiration on this plane… but where its nobility & truth met my desire & vision, it became the expression i most needed to let myself realize, to breathe in the Peace of this Life that I am.