|Current - oil painting by Karri Allrich|
Wrapping paintings and stowing brushes. Selling every stick of furniture. Weeding out books that will never be read (in spite of intention, obligation, or desire). Honing and paring and whittling it all down. This marriage. This life. These years together.
The things we carry get heavy.
And often fail to feed us.
This is the last painting I will ever paint in New England. Somehow I know that. Or at least believe it. I am done here. And turning West. Aging not in place but somewhere unfamiliar. I am not even sure where yet. Art, and soup bowls, and boots will be packed. And we will fly to the left coast again.
We have a cabin for two weeks.
Fate and luck will have their way with us.
And more will be revealed.
Cape Cod, May 2014