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What Do You Hear? by AaronPaquette What Do You Hear? by AaronPaquette
Summer days are gently falling asleep, lulled by the long, cool nights. The harvest moon shimmers in pregnant glory and the earth pours forth her bounty; fruits, seeds, vegetables and grain. The seasonal birds wing their way down to warmer skies and the winter birds, those that remain, are crowing their temporary victory once again. The night sky is ablaze with stars! Outside of city lights, I see a multitude of suns burning away, many already passed on into blackness, their message of wamth, love and isolation still reaching me, entering my heart from such vast distances, I cannot even begin to dream.

And yet there is still the ripened field, the full gourds promising pies and stews, and the little bees keep working, waiting until that last moment when wings will no longer beat in frigid mornings.

I have taken my black birds for walks in fields of green and gold. I have skimmed over lakes and travelled far, trying to entice them from off my shoulders and into the world so that I might have my own kind of rest, my own oblivious sleep. But still they sit, here and here, whispering to me of secrets and loss, and the beautiful earth.

I stare out into the sunshine and a slow smile spreads across my face. I suddenly recognize those birds on everyone's shoulders, wisdom creasing the edges of eyes, digging permanent lines of worry and laughter into the faces of everyone I meet.

I am suddenly excited.

I want to reach out to everyone! I want to ask!

What do you hear?


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36" x 48"
Mixed Media
on Canvas
2006
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Chihiro14 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
You have really profound and unique artwork. I love every bit of your gallery!
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AaronPaquette Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
Olivia, thank you!
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Laguzinthelake Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
I hear the sounds of the wind, the chorus of luna, sprading wings of the birds crossing the sky... wonderful done. Calmness, yet romantic melancholy
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AaronPaquette Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006  Professional General Artist
melancholy...that is a good word for it, isn't it?
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Laguzinthelake Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
also loneliness. but i guess it depends on every time I look at it...
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Vrenschen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
I hear the silence. I hear melancholy and I hear nature whispering...
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AaronPaquette Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006  Professional General Artist
And what does it whisper, I wonder...
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Vrenschen Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
a calm melody of sounds... I can't describe it in words. Just a whisper. yes...
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AaronPaquette Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Professional General Artist
You are onto it. It is those things which are the most important that we can never seem to express.
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Vrenschen Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
yes. this is very true. and i also can't capture them in any way. just in my mind and then in some situations take those memories out and be happy that i got them - even though i can't possess them.
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