Trance of Reflection

“Reflection of Fishing Rock”, 8×10 oil on canvasboard, study, by Rog Lyngaas, 9-9-08, using Choate7 palette.

Ever stare with both eyes at the dancing reflection off a rock with the water?

In some parts of Lake Mendota [Madison, Wisconsin] there is shoreline that is under cut by water waves. It is sandstone that has eroded over time. At certain times of the day the gentle waves cause abstract and elaborate reflections upon the the rocks and visa versa. As I recall the vision causes a trance like state with one like me. It feels good. It feels gentle. Remembrances like this, are what allow a childhood life to sooth the mind of an adult.

I suppose if we all had such remembrances as such we could get closer to world peace. May you all have many remembrances like this, that allow you to live in peace.


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