Their return brings song to my heart.

 

 

Indeed.

As you read this I’ll be packing up to return to the Bosque del Apache, to witness sunset tonight with the cranes and geese.

 

Detail of - Their Return Brings Song to My Heart - by New Mexico artist Dawn Chandler - mixed media collage on panel - 12" x 12"

 

And maybe, just maybe, I’ll return there a few hours later for sunrise….

 

Detail of - Their Return Brings Song to My Heart - by New Mexico artist Dawn Chandler - mixed media collage on panel - 12" x 12"

 

And what do I — what do we — do when we go there?

We stand, silently, watching.

 

Detail of - Their Return Brings Song to My Heart - by New Mexico artist Dawn Chandler - mixed media collage on panel - 12" x 12"

 

We stand, silently, listening.

 

Detail of - Their Return Brings Song to My Heart - by New Mexico artist Dawn Chandler - mixed media collage on panel - 12" x 12"

 

We stand, silently, gazing.

 

Detail of - Their Return Brings Song to My Heart - by New Mexico artist Dawn Chandler - mixed media collage on panel - 12" x 12"

 

We stand, silently, grateful.

as all of the meanness of the world, evaporates for a few brief hours

with the soaring uplift of thousands of wings

as we stand there, in awe and wonder.

 

Their Return Brings Song to My Heart - by New Mexico artist Dawn Chandler - mixed media collage on panel - 12" x 12"

Their Return Brings Song to My Heart ~ by Dawn Chandler
mixed media collage on panel ~ 12″ x 12″ x .75″
This painting is available here.


 

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Blessings ~

Dawn Chandler


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