Sunday, February 2, 2014

February Florals Day 2: Yellow Roses

Yellow Roses
Copyright 2014 Addie Hirschten
Oil on Canvas
8" x 10"
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 When I was a teenager I went on a trip to France.  I was very, very excited about the trip.  I had studied French language and art for years beforehand to prepare.  When I arrived I had a wonderful time, but I felt a bit let down.

It wasn't perfect.
It wasn't Shangri-la, a mythical place of perfection.

We are constantly clibing up the mountain to the summit of happiness.  Our fingers clutching at the rocks and dirt, Shangri-la just out of reach.

I walked along the streets of Paris with my group just below Montmartre.  I looked up and hanging from a window was a large banner in English.

It read...

Bloom where you are planted.

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