Cherokee Love Birds

BF Perkins, 1989, Acrylic on Canvas, $4500

H 36.5 x 33"

more wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use. (antoine de saint-exupery)

if the wise will find wisdom anywhere, i'll take mine from this bag of tea. it tells me: "you are unlimited,"* and like a fool, i'll agree. if men will search all over creation for a cup, losing whole lives looking for a holy vessel, i'll find it right here, when two love birds meet. they say love will blind you to the world, but that's because all you'll see is its beauty. so give me blindness, lord, take away my sins, for this holy union, this ace of cups in the cards, you cannot cut it with a knife, or kill it with cruelty. "who dreamed that Beauty passes like a dream?"** she came here before us and will stay long after. for now two fowl will walk down a long road, crossing paths when they can, and fanning their feathers.

* yogi tea

** w b yeats

and j. s-o'c