The Girl Who Circumnavigated the World in a Dream of Her Own Making, painting of a girl floating up to the sky with a pink papder umbrella, girl floating with butterflies, art with misty foggy tree, painting with  bunnies and rabbits, painting about circumnavigation and flying, art with umbrella, painting about optimism trust and happiness, landscape art of rabbits and floating girl in a field, 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 is about trust and optimism. It is said that people who live in a world of uplifting thoughts aren’t facing reality. But the fact is, their reality is different than others’. It tends to match their attitude. They trust that all is unfolding with purpose and their lives reflect that thinking. This is no simple philosophical pondering for me. Indeed, I believe this is the key to an expansive, fully lived life. Challenges still happen. But the difference in moving through them brings to mind the words of poet Patrick Overton:

“When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take the step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for us to stand on or we will be taught to fly.”

The Girl Who Circumnavigated the World in a Dream of Her Own Making

72 x 40 - Oil On Canvas - Sold, Private Collection