Love letters: Dear first love, hunger, and future me

April 13, 2016

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Dear first love, hunger, and future me,

I heard,

That a breeze is caused by the differences in air pressure on some mountain peak a hundred miles away.

In the soft evening breeze a raven flew by the cabin, swooped over the pond and flew up to the windows to look in.
There we were. Raven and I. Face to face for a moment.

I heard,

That same repeating little thought; a need, a hunger. Capture his image, capture that moment, with any available anything that will make a mark.

Now that image is etched directly on my brain. Just like the time of the eagles on the snowy bank. Just like the time of the fox in the field. Just like the time of the hedgehog in the front garden.

I heard,

That this is the way it is with first loves, true loves; they lead to a lifetime of hunger.
And it stays there on my mind waiting for the right piece of paper, canvas, clay, moment. They all do. All the captured memories. Waiting.

In my mind I blend all the memories like a load of laundry and wash away. Wash away.
And sort them out one by one.

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Postcards: watercolour paintings of that raven, on Arches paper.
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Opening the cabin for the year

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11 Comments

  • Reply Debra She Who Seeks April 13, 2016 at 7:23 am

    Wonderful raven art and ponderings! I was especially struck by these lines: “In my mind I blend all the memories like a load of laundry and wash away. Wash away.
    And sort them out one by one.”

    • Reply Veronica April 15, 2016 at 6:56 am

      Aw, thank you so much Debra. X

  • Reply missherzfrisch April 13, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    Dear Veronica,
    the raven paintings are so wonderful and realistic … I would like to go into the painting and fly away…
    ? Sabine

    • Reply Veronica April 15, 2016 at 6:56 am

      Me too Sabine! I can’t get him out of my mind. It was such a special moment. 😀

  • Reply daryledelstein April 14, 2016 at 3:31 am

    wowza … even more impressive than a photo could be … your talents truly are amazing
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    • Reply Veronica April 15, 2016 at 6:55 am

      Thank you so much Daryl. 😀

  • Reply PSC April 14, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Gorgeous! I love the letter almost as much as the ravens! Beautiful work, Veronica!

    • Reply Veronica April 15, 2016 at 6:54 am

      Thank you so much Pamela. X

  • Reply Tammie April 15, 2016 at 6:12 am

    such beautiful portraits Veronica
    wonderful experiences too
    i find that when there is something that touches me profoundly and i do not have a camera to capture it
    that it stays ingrained much better in my memory
    i love looking at these, so much!

    • Reply Veronica April 15, 2016 at 6:49 am

      Thank you so much Tammie. It teaches us to have the camera at the ready at all times, doesn’t it? One of my most abused lines is, “and me without my camera!” 😀

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm April 22, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    True loves lead to a lifetime of hunger … oh my. I capture memories V. I often find myself lost in those moments ..
    I love your raven – his is quite beautiful

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