I will not be fulfilling orders through my Prose and Letters storefront from July 5 through about mid-August. I’m in the midst of downsizing and moving my workspace and won’t be able to assemble, print or ship orders with any regularity for at least a few weeks. I will still be able to receive questions through my Contact form, and to moderate comments on Journal posts, so please enjoy some of those in the meanwhile. See you soon!

Circles of Our Lives

Circles of Our Lives print
Artist's edition digital print 10.5 x 8 image, on 14 x11-inch acid-free art paper
Price: $29.99
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Within the circles of our lives
we dance the circles of the years,
the circles of the seasons
within the circles of the years,
the cycles of the moon
within the circles of the seasons,
the circles of our reasons
within the cycles of the moon.

Again, again we come and go,
changed, changing. Hands
join, unjoin in love and fear,
grief and joy. The circles turn,
each giving into each, into all.

Only music keeps us here,
each by all the others held.
In the hold of hands and eyes
we turn in pairs, that joining
joining each to all again.

And then we turn aside, alone,
out of the sunlight gone

into the darker circles of return.

-Wendell Berry

Calligraphy and painting by Cari Ferraro, 2002

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