It is late and I have had a long day. Sarah and I needed to paint the guest bathroom tonight before the plumber comes to hook up the new sink and toilet. The tile is installed on the floor and in the shower and we will also soon have our laundry units reinstalled as well. Things are finally close to coming to a conclusion. The kitchen cabinets come next week.
In a sense we are nesting as we build our home into what we both want to share together. We are excited to get the rest of our house back after five months of being limited to living in the master bedroom without access to our kitchen or dining room and most of the basement. Spring is coming soon and we will unfold ourselves and spread back out across the house just as the leaves bloom on the branches of the trees and the birds return in force.
I am choosing to share this image not because of the nesting aspect but rather the continuation of the theme of circles in my compositions and how it reflects the Jungian archetype of the self. I call this image leaving home and named it several years ago when I first made this photograph in my studio downtown. It has been an image that has provided personal symbolic meaning for at least two of my art collectors who have large canvas prints hanging in their home and office.
For me it also seems appropriate as I visited my father today and had a candid discussion about his eminent death and departure. His spirit is preparing to leave his body. I think this image is a monument to all the ways we eventually leave home. From childhood to adulthood and beyond, we are always growing and spreading our wings as our spirit takes flight.
I hope you have a blessed day.