• 2:46 pm on November 6, 2013

    Life has a way…



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    If we just keep going, we discover the endless roads available, like the detour where we discover a waterfall we never knew about.

    It seems that life has a way of showing us that we are all connected.  It might be in the little things like how a smile from a stranger can make our day or in bigger things like meeting someone from across the world and agreeing that family is most important.  There is a connection between us whether we are Chinese or Canadian or German or Brazilian.

    We may look for where our lives connect and not find it.  We might think the road stretches forever without meeting another road, but it’s there all right, all the tiny roads that come out of nowhere and surprise us.  If we just keep going, we discover the endless roads available, like the detour where we discover a waterfall we never knew about.

    I think my granddad’s art is one of those intersections.  Art has a way of transcending language and barriers.  My granddad’s art, many times, tells a story, which is seen in every culture: the story of family or tragedy or hope, the story of toiling away, of everyday normal life.  The specifics may look different but the general reality is the same.

    I hope that as you look through his paintings, you discover things about a different culture that aren’t really that different from yours.

    J

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