I just found this today...
the painting is stunning...as are her words
Three Reflections | The Weblog of Marabeth Quin
"The older I get, the more I realize that there are different ways that I look at things, sometimes incongruent with the others, and sometimes going on simultaneously, giving life a rather schizophrenic feel. Of course, I have developed a particular favortism for some of these perspectives and have been attempting to see the world through the eyes of the more positive perspectives as the evidence is piling up that these vantage points direct me toward the things I truly want.
So I guess it stands to reason that as these favorable qualities become apparent in my more positive outlooks, the disadvantageous qualities of my more negative views also come to the fore and make it clear that when I am seeing the world through those eyes, nothing in my landscape is holding the things that I want. But it has taken me years to realize this, because what I never knew was that there are two parts to every subject–the subject itself, and the lack of it; and for many years I would look out from my negative point of view and think that I was seeing all of the things I dreamed of (albeit usually far off and frustratingly elusive), but what I was actually seeing was the lack of them. The amazing thing is that once I realized this, I really expected my whole psyche to transform and for my positive vantage points to take over and drive the vehicle, so to speak;....."