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Monday, October 04, 2010

A humble spot

Last night Martyn came in and told me to go to Giacomo's grave. He had created a beautiful sitting area for me directly on the burial site. Its simple design also functions beautifully, for when I sit on the stones, arranged in a circle, the three donkeys naturally surround me. I had casually mentioned putting a bench there of some kind, but a straight bench would have the donkeys in front of me. This circular sculpture allows us to be one form.

I was so moved by the humble quality of it. I consider it a place of peace, and life, and hope.

The donkeys have been taking their dust baths there, which also pleases me.

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." 
Camille Pissarro