blind —
my jeremiad's

6" x 6"

140# cold-press watercolor paper

acrylic paint, collage, spray paint, masking tape

a prolonged lamentation or mournful complaint.

The idea behind this piece is that self-pity or defeatist introspection blinds the writer from seeing the good in their life.

Negativity is a choice, and the writer is someone who chooses to highlight everything wrong in the world, weaving a tale of woe that overlooks the gift of life and the many opportunities for gratitude.

Negativity is a self-fulfilling prophecy; the more one dwells on it, the more it eclipses everything else, and the writer becomes blind. The haiku is a critique from the resting presence, looking out from above the blindfold and noting that all is not lost.

Jeremiad mixed media haiku painting by Sarah M. Schumacher