Mother Archie's Church
Andrew Wyeth crafts realism with a very limited palette,
somehow infusing into his Yankee dryness
a good deal of emotional depth.
That's my written answer to a test question.
I'm reminded of Chagall, in black and white.
Are you really asking, is it worth it?
It's for each of us to decide individually.
I don't know I ever decided.
That's an impediment to conviction.
The fact is, though, this is what I'm drawn to,
no matter what I think.
I gain most from this particular process of doing.
It has to do with my makeup. This is who I am.
I can pick my choices apart and find flaws everywhere.
Knowing who I am and knowing my personal drawbacks
hasn't much budged my course.
I'm where I'm meant to be,
despite my choice.
How much of life is fighting natural inclinations?
© Tom Taylor