2011 Koi Pond 48 x 60 Oil on Linen
“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”
~Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
Life lived in balance, at peace with yourself and others, compassionate and loving is how I imagine the fish living in Koi Ponds. They are a microcosm of a perfect world in balance. Plants, food, water, air and God’s creatures living in simplicity, patience and compassion.