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

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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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Comments: 11

  • April 13, 2016
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    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.”

  • April 13, 2016
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    Dear Veronica,
    the raven paintings are so wonderful and realistic … I would like to go into the painting and fly away…
    ? Sabine

  • April 14, 2016
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    wowza … even more impressive than a photo could be … your talents truly are amazing

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    April 14, 2016
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    Gorgeous! I love the letter almost as much as the ravens! Beautiful work, Veronica!

  • April 15, 2016
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    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!

  • April 22, 2016
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    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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