Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Most Docile Earth

The Most Docile Earth
Copyright 2013 Addie Hirschten
Oil on Canvas
18" x 36"

Consider all this;
and then turn to the green, gentle, and most docile earth;
consider them both, the sea and the land;
and do you not find a strange analogy to something in yourself?
For as this appalling ocean surrounds the verdant land,
so in the soul of man there lies one insular Tahiti,
full of peace and joy,
but encompassed by all the horrors of the half-known life.
-Herman Melville

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