Sunday, 28 November 2010

Grandma Moses: When The End Is A New Beginning

Remarkable things don't happen when we least expect them. Remarkable things are the products of a life's direction, and when this direction is driven by passion, remarkable things are inevitable. Grandma Moses, had lived most of her life as her situtation in it ordered. A hard worker, a faithful daughter, a good wife, a loving mother. Her talent though, asleep only for a small period of time, say around seventy years or so, did manage to get across. Too old to help with any farm work, this amazing woman took up painting, a childish fascination, at an age when most of us are supposed to retire. Her hobby turned out not only a solid good use of time, but a cultular legacy which still leaves an exclamation point on our faces.