Two Souls that Pass in the Night
10" x 16", colored pencil on Great Falls MT ledger, 1916 cir.
Based on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s, "Tales of a Wayside Inn” written in 1863, “Two Souls That Pass in the Night” is composed on a page from the City of Great Falls MT ledger book 1916 cir. This piece demonstrates the many people, experiences and journeys that enter our lives as “we are all on this earth for such a short time”. Mother Earth serves as our Ocean of life and the tracks or path we leave on her is the voice that we leave behind for others to witness or follow.
“Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing,
Only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness.
So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another.
Only a look and a voice; then darkness again and a silence.” - - - -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow "Tales of a Wayside Inn"