A Hymn to the Summer of My Long Ago, art wtih painting of a tree and tree swing perched on top of stacked stones on the beach with a ladder,  art with pelican bird, art with stacked stones, art with cairn rocks, art wtih flying swing in the sky, art metaphors about remembering memory memories childhood and structure, clouds, ocean, art about precarious balance, soulful uplifting inspirational art, soul stirring illusion art, romantic art,  surrealism, surreal art, dreamlike imagery, fanciful art, fantasy art, dreamscape visual, metaphysical art, spiritual painting, metaphysical painting, spiritual art, whimsical art, whimsy art, dream art, fantastic realism art, magic realism oil painting by Paul Bond

This painting speaks to the power and romance of memories. We all have a particular time in our recollected childhoods when we felt eternally safe. When we loved the world and it loved us back. For me, that memory was solidified while growing up in a small seaside community. Yet those memories, while undoubtedly filtered to exclude unpleasant experiences, I believe are there to serve us later as emotional markers. In other words, if as adults we can access the emotional vibration of when we felt most nurtured and happy, it gives us a place to tap into – an ideal blueprint – when creating our ideal lives today.

A Hymn to the Summer of My Long Ago

48 x 48 - Oil On Canvas - Sold, Private Collection