The Mag 136 – Haibun

Flying Down 2006 by David Salle


In the middle of this painting is the swirl.  It dominates the painting and my psyche, taking me back to a second spiritual experience that I had within my lifetime.  As you can see in the painting … this experience turned my life upside down, represented by the duck.  I became very focused and I began to see life differently as defined by the women in the painting looking clearly back at you.  The first actual and real response to my experience was to make myself learn to fly at sixty years of age.  Flying, something that at that time I did regularly, was beginning to frighten me more and more.  This fear began after 911 … and I might add is not unusual after one reaches forty years of age.


flying 1947 luscombe 8 tail dragger – no fear

Linked back to The Mag 136 (photo prompt from The Mag)