Stones and Sea

I love this painting of the monk by the sea.  It speaks to my appreciation of tranquil, deep thought. Some might find the image to be brooding and melancholic.  Paradoxically, it has been at such moments that I’ve experienced great joy and wonder.  What are the subjects of my contemplation?  This site is an invitation to enter into my thoughts.

Let me share with you something else.  The image also reminds me of a favourite song of mine– Stones and Sea.  In the beginning,
I was counting the stones on the seashore,
Looking for the precious ones…..