"RIDE THROUGH THE DAISIES" story

"Ride Through the Daisies" is a 16" x 20" (40.64 x 50.80 cm) oil painting on canvas, the result of many hours watching Westerns on television and movies. I imagine a time before the invention of automobiles, electricity, technology, airplanes, and gadgets that make life go by so fast. We wonder at the end of the day where it went. There was a time when opportunity for relaxation and leisure was so rare that it was actually enjoyed, a day when money was scarce and the search for free-fun was a common thing. The distant past was full of romance very seldom seen in today's world.

 This Spring morning finds a young couple enjoying a ride in the hills. Their conversation is simple, yet complex, as they speak of future plans. Their hopes and dreams are sweet and pure for a long life together, blessed with good health and happiness. This particular ride has a specific purpose, to find the perfect spot for their home, soon to be built. The air is brisk and a little sharp. The horses snort and swish their tails at the annoying insects, the rabbits eat their morning meal, and the wild daisies sway in the breeze.

Daydreaming is a form of relaxation seldom enjoyed in our fast-paced lives, but it is very important for our body, mind, and spirit to imagine what it may have been like to live when life was much simpler.