The Moon and the Pond by Dylan ThomasThe Moon and the Pond by Dylan Thomas
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The Moon and the Pond

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This painting was inspired by a poem by the Zen poet Takuan. "The moon has no intent to cast it's shadow anywhere, nor does the pond design to lodge the moon. How serene the water of Hirosawa. This poem points to a lesson of acceptance. The moon does not reject the pond nor does the pond reject the moon. They both simply are and with no intention or will from either of them they create a profoundly beautiful scene. Human being have a problem with acceptance. We suffer when we want what we can not have or have what we do not want. We tend to reject "ugly" things like death, when it is as natural as the "beauty" of birth. When humans can learn to live as the moon and pond do, and reject nothing, we will live far happier lives.

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Location Canada
Region Northwest Coast
Artist Dylan Thomas
NWC Nation N/A
Date Created 2011
Dimensions 24" x 24"
Materials & Edition acrylic on canvas

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