The inspiration for this painting came on a stormy day where I was driving home from the family farm. My Dad had just died from cancer. We had decisions to make, how to care for Mom, what to do with all of the stuff! How to deal with the crushing grief. My heart moved back and forth between the sparkling joy of a spirit set free and the dark weight of separation. The horizon was a perfect reflection of my emotions, dark rain with sun streaks. Happy and sad, the mixed bag of life.