The desire to be whole . . .

"The desire to go home that is a desire to be whole, to know where you are, to be the point of intersection of all lines drawn through all stars, to be the constellation-maker and the center of the world, that center called love. To awaken from sleep, to rest from awakening, to tame the animal, to let the soul go wild, to shelter in darkness and blaze with light, to cease to speak and be perfectly understood." Rebecca Solnit, Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics

Just a 'funny face' from the painting... love/hate feeling as the artist, but overall, the power of the painting and the spirit it carries crosses several stories in the lives of the collector that commissioned it.  Promise the finished piece in tomorrow's journal. 

Proverbs 19:11  A person's wisdom yields patience; it is to one's glory to overlook an offense.