2012 - 2011

The Conduct of Life ±35in. x 40in. ±89cm. x 101.6cm. c.2012 oil on panel ARTIST'S WRITING CLOSER DETAILS
THE CONDUCT OF LIFE Here I stand in time Staring at my life I see past my parted years, to my virgin self unwed To the child, to the maze, to the flesh I have been bred To the mysteries of my fate, and through all my years ahead I see a man So old He has little left unsaid I see a boy At peace Time is free and so widespread I see myself, right now, a frayed book still half unread So much has long been written, and so much still waits ahead I see my life In full A thousand fears run through my head Fears, doubts, questions reign within: Have I grown to be the man that I dreamed to be in youth? Can I look upon myself and judge myself in truth? Am I on a worthy road to find my worth inside? And when my time has come to close Will I close my eyes with pride? Here I stand in time as my life unfolds as one I see it all, though still, my sight has yet begun I see my youth, myself, the years that yet remain I see a boy, a man, forever one the same I see my life In full How shall I bear my name?