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We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.

–Herman Melville

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GC Myers-Interconnected

I guess Melville’s words above pretty much sum up what I see in much of my work, an interconnection between all beings and things that gives every life definition and meaning.  None of us live in a vacuum and every action has an effect of some sort.  Some we see and feel directly and  some, those reactions further out on those sympathetic fibers, we will never know.  It’s the pebble and pond effect.  We throw a pebble into the pond and we see the first large ripple that returns back towards us.  But it doesn’t stop there.  The initial splash continues to radiate outward in all directions, often beyond our sight.

It’s pretty basic stuff.  But that doesn’t make it any less significant.  We are all part of a larger one and the actions of each of us  creates ripples that touch many others.  So consider your actions and your words as they go out into the bigger pond.

The image above is a new painting, a 12″ by 12″ canvas called Interconnected.  It is part of my upcoming solo show, Traveler, at the Principle Gallery, which opens June 6.

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