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On the Sunny Side – At the Principle Gallery

The art of art, the glory of expression, and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.

Walt Whitman, Preface, Leaves of Grass

Uncle Walt always says it right for me. So, in the spirit of his words I am going to keep it short and sweet this morning. A sunny piece of art, a few words from Uncle Walt and a song about sunshine. Of course, the singer is telling the sun to leave him alone, he’s in no mood for dancing or anything joyful.

The song, Sunshine from Jonathan Edwards, is actually a song of protest and independence, written around the time of the Viet Nam protests here in this country. Ironically, the song feels very danceable. But it is a simple song to go with Whitman’s words and the simplicity of the painting at the top. 

Simplicity is the theme today. Bet you thought it was going to be sunshine.

Doesn’t matter either way. Here’s the song. Give a listen then get out of here– you’re blocking my sunlight.

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