Necessity of balance. October 31, 2015Posted by johnbohlinger in Uncategorized.
My son’s mother just found one of his old notebooks…(My son was always journaling or sketching something in notebooks that he kept with him most of the time) A wrinkled yellow legal page fell out. On it August had written:
Art is an individual’s vehicle for personal expression of feelings, questions, ideas.
It is an extension of one’s self reflecting some aspect of the artist’s internal make up.
‘Harold and Maude’ expresses it’s creator’s struggle and ultimate acceptance of the inevitability and necessity of life and death and the delicate, yet unwavering balance of the two.
-August C. Bohlinger
Although my son has been gone for nine years, we keep receiving little messages from him. Perhaps this one arrived now rather than years ago because I would have been unable to understand it while I was deep in grief and depression. He was right, death is a necessary part of the balance of life. It’s late October as I write this; green grass is grey, my garden is dead, just cold dirt and papery, colorless stalks. We don’t question the life/death balance when we see it in other living things, but we hope that the rules won’t apply to us, but they do. When you can let go and accept that, you will feel better, though at first it may feel like a betrayal to your loved one who is gone. It’s a struggle, but when you accept it, you’re free to see the beauty in what was, is , and will be.
Life goes on