She arrived at the end of a long journey home to a place she'd long dreamed of but never seen before. From the Bridge Street overpass, she saw ahead only freedom, only the love of the land and all things beginning again. In her heart there was a hunger for these rolling hills, a thirst for new beginnings and the eagle's cry.
Carrying the imprint of his memory, ever larger than life and elusive as the dancing shadows below, she followed, step by step, along the laddered path to the peaks of a fine and feathered peace that only nature and its essential gifts could restore to her. She thought of all those who had boarded trains on their way to one liberation or the other and of others, like her, who had made their way here to the heart of Liberty.
From the Give Me Liberty / Bedford Beauty Series, Virginia Is for Lovers and Heart of America Soul of Place collections.
What is your essential story of life? What is alive in you?
I hope this painting has sparked a reconnection and remembrance for you today. I believe there is beauty to be found right here, right now, all around you and right there within you.I'll meet you on the way!