Sunday, August 2, 2009

Returning

Returning, oil on canvas, 36x36 inches, © 2009 Diane McGregor

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, remembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.
Quick now, here, now, always --
A condition of complete simplicity...

- T.S. Eliot, from "Four Quartets"


4 comments:

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Comfort in these words, and richness in your painting.

cathsheard said...

I love the way the colours and emerge from under the white. Just lovely. BTW I found my way here via Rebecca Crowell's blog and am so pleased to have found your work.

cathsheard said...

I love the way the colours and emerge from under the white. Just lovely. BTW I found my way here via Rebecca Crowell's blog and am so pleased to have found your work.

Don Coker said...

Diane, this is a lovely piece. I love your work!