August 30, 2018 MEMORIAL DAY: IOWA SERIES Posted In: NIGHT JOURNEYS

46" X 84" oil on canvas 2018

MEMORIAL DAY: IOWA SERIES
The predominate color in each of the three paintings represents the tri colored Iowa flag of blue, white
and red.

NIGHT JOURNEY 75: THE HEART BREAKS FROM THE ANGUISH OF ITS OWN FRUSTRATION AND
OF THE LIES IT HAD SERVED. I AM LOST IN THE DARKNESS OF NAMED AND NUMBERED LIVES IN THE
ENDLESS WILDERNESS OF DEATH. I SHALL NOT COME AGAIN. WE NEVER SHALL COME BACK AGAIN.
WE ARE LOST….THERE IS NOTHING FOR US NOW BUT SHADOWS ON STONES….THE BLACK
FORGETFULNESS OF THE GRAVE.

NIGHT JOURNEY 76: THE CLOUDY BORDERLAND BETWEEN OBSCURITY AND LIVING
James 4:14

Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that
appears for a little while and then vanishes.
There is no structure, or creation in it, not even the smoky structure of dreams.  Come lower,
angel; whisper in our ears.  We are passing away in smoke and there is nothing today but
weariness to pay for yesterday’s toil.  How may we save ourselves?  Thomas Wolfe

Night Journey 77: We are Who Never Were

We are who never were united at the heart of darkness and nameless agony. We shall not come again.
We never shall come back again.

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