Wednesday, March 10, 2010

In a brooding mood...

I always seem to get this way when I am painting. I get into a deep, inward-looking, disconnected mood to the point that I don't think I am pleasant to be around at home. I've that little black cloud hanging over me.

It must be something about extracting an image from your mind and baring your soul onto canvas. The appropriation of a mental image must certainly be mixed with some emotional residue as it travels from the mind through the heart via the hand and onto the canvas.

As usual, my music tends to go mellow and moody to match how I feel. Currently being put on repeat in the music mix is Ray LaMontagne's Be Here Now. I thought I might share it with you.

"Be Here Now" by Ray LaMontagne

Don't let your mind get weary and confused
Your will be still, don't try
Don't let your heart get heavy child
Inside you there's a strength that lies

Don't let your soul get lonely child
It's only time, it will go by
Don't look for love in faces, places
It's in you, that's where you'll find kindness

Be here now, here now
Be here now, here now

Don't lose your faith in me
And I will try not to lose faith in you
Don't put your trust in walls
'Cause walls will only crush you when they fall

Be here now, here now
Be here now, here now

Ray LaMontagne - Be Here Now in concert at the BBC.

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