I owed a long-time collector a painting. She has been following my work and been so supportive for years.
She's often offered a kind word, steeped in pragmatism and sprinkled in faith, just when I needed it. There is a comfort in her balanced world view, a celebration of the mystical that brings people together yet never dismissive of work ethic, tradition and the dark side of nature (human and otherwise.)
Appreciate the waves, water, wind and fire. Wonder at the beauty and mastery of it all but never forget you are the navigator of your path. Too often I mistake wishes for work and comprehension for insight. Finding the balance and elevating the worthy feels like the most human exercise of all.
1.a supernatural entity or force thought to be physically manifested by occult means.