Monday, November 28, 2011

A Quick Painting

I am so lucky to live in a place with some magic left in it. Some wilderness... Some mystery. When I get a chance, I have some favorite spots I like to visit. Places that feel like descriptions in fairy tales. When I first visited the North Shore, I lived and worked in an industrial area near Detroit, where I had attended Art School. I landed in Thunder Bay at night, so I didn't get to see where I was until morning. 

Before my job interview, I took a hike up Cascade River. It was September. I said to myself, "I don't care what the job is like, this is where I want to be." 

That was about 25 years ago, and I'm still here. And I'm still enchanted, living near the border of faerie land.