A bit of colorful splendor in a dormant iron fountain covered in a veneer of rust.
I find a great of irony in this image. The first twist is that a water feature is universally its most glorious when it does what it was crafted to do-dance with water-and yet I found that this fountain to be quite at peace with itself, even without its dance partner. The day will very soon come that this gem of a fountain again is reunited with its partner but today there doesn’t seem to be much in the way of self-loathing. This oft-overlooked fountain has taken inspiration from the also-solo sun above and makes the best of day, expressing its own personal glory.
The second twist-far more humorous then the first-is that this vision was captured in the front of a well known Seattle-based coffee retailer known for choking out the subtle nuances of its art. This fountain is almost mocking the Mermaid, displaying in the form of its signature to-go coffee cups, that there is no need to destroy the intrinsic character to improve it, one simply needs to let nature do the work. If a rusty iron fountain without its soulmate can be vivacious, so can a cup of beloved coffee…
The path once untaken need not remain untaken.
It simply requires that you find it again and the first few steps. And when you do, make sure it is your footprints left indelibly upon it, evidence of your life’s unique journey.
Today, I give great thanks for my muse, my wife, and my best friend. This beautiful woman and truly amazing soul is my guiding light and life-force. I can not imagine how I would be able to inject so much passion and energy into my work without her in my life. Love this deep is so rare, I must be the luckiest person on earth and in heaven to have met you more than five years ago…