For as long as I can recall, there has been a dog in my life… As a child, we often had more than one. During my late teens and early 20s, I was often the “god mother” of a friend or family member’s dog(s) when I was not able to have my own. There has been the odd cat (or three), a handful of gold fish/betas, and the errant rodent (hamster, gerbil, etc.) over the years; my heart has always gravitated toward the canine, though… Last week was a particularly difficult one, as I said good by to my latest canine campanion – the lovely Wito left this world on 6/12/18. She adopted us over 11 years ago, and it seems a great deal more still in this place since she took her leave.
One of the distinctive beauties of being an artist is the serendipitous nature of collaboration or partnership involved in what is, in the main, a solitary venture. While we often work in solitude, the artist is never wholly ‘alone’ in their endeavors.
Lately, I have had much cause to revel over and reflect upon the wonder that is Connection. Whether observed as an amalgamation (aka: combination, blending, unification), or a coalition (alliance, confederation, league, society), or an agreement (harmony, accord, unity) it typically denotes a beneficial union…